Will Grubb of Sports Radio 610 reports today's list of players who were held out of practice. This is quite the list of nicked up players for a Texans team that is about to play the Cowboys this Sunday, followed by hosting the Colts at NRG Stadium just four days later for Thursday Night Football:
CB A.J. Bouye (Groin)
T Duane Brown (Knee)
OLB Jadeveon Clowney (Knee)
LB Brian Cushing (Knee)
RB Arian Foster (Hamstring)
DE Tim Jamison (Groin)
WR Andre Johnson (Ankle)
G Ben Jones (Knee)
P Shane Lechler (L. Hip)
CB Darryl Morris (Ankle)
S Eddie Pleasant (Ankle)
DE J.J. Watt (Thigh)
NT Louis Nix III
It appears that the Texans' 3rd-round draft pick underwent surgery on his elbow, which may be what landed him on Injured Reserve for the season:
Louis Nix apparently had his elbow surgery. Was in locker room with it wrapped. #Texans— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaro) October 1, 2014
Spotted: Louis Nix with a gigantic cast around his right forearm. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 1, 2014
Roster and Practice Squad Updates:
Yesterday, the Texans cut safety Shiloh Keo and promoted safety Josh Aubrey from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. They also signed WR Travis Labhart back o the practice squad.
This afternoon, your Houston Texans signed cornerbacks Charles James and Kendall James to their practice squad as well.
Charles James is a 2nd year CB from Charleston Southern. Kendall James is a Rookie CB from Maine. #Texans— PDS (@PatDStat) October 1, 2014
I really like how active the Texans are with reinforcing depth each week. Let's hope that player list of "nicks and scrapes" held out of practice is just precautionary to keep the guys fresh for a very busy couple of games coming up.
How do you feel about this news, Texans fans?
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