Inactives for your Houston Texans:
- RB Arian Foster
- QB Tom Savage
- WR DeVier Posey
- S Shiloh Keo
- T Jeff Adams
- LB Jadeveon Clowney
- DT Louis Nix
New York Giants inactives:
- MLB Jon Beason
- WR Odell Beckham
- G James Brewer
- DT Jay Bromley
- T Charles Brown
- OLB Devon Kennard
- DE Kerry Wynn
With Arian Foster out, how will the Texans perform in the running game today? Can rookie Alfred Blue deliver in only his third career NFL game? What does this mean for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the passing game today? Who puts butter and syrup on both sides of their pancakes?
Arian Foster is dealing with a hamstring injury....of course. Let's hope he gets that healed up, because he is VERY much needed for this offense to succeed.
In Other NFL News Today...
According to a Nashville Metro media release, Bironas lost control of the SUV he was operating and went off the road into several trees before turning upside down around 11 p.m. CT on Saturday. He was transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol.
Bironas was married to Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw. The two wed in June.
Bironas holds the NFL single-game record for field goals after booting eight in a 2007 win over the Houston Texans. Bironas also holds the Titans' franchise record of 11 game-winning kicks during his career, including a 60-yard game winner against the Colts in 2006. That kick remains the longest field goal in Titans or Houston Oilers history. He was released by the Titans after nine seasons with the club in March but recently tried out for several teams.
That is tragic news for the family of Rob Bironas. Our condolences to them on this sad day.
ESPN is reporting that Matt Schaub had to fly home from New England for a family emergency:
The team issued a release Saturday saying Schaub won't play. League sources told ESPN's Ed Werder that Schaub's wife, Laurie, had an emergency C-section to deliver the couple's child, who is several months premature. Schaub's wife and the baby reportedly are doing well.
Matt may not be with the Houston Texans anymore, but we are glad his wife and child are reported to be doing well. May they all enjoy a bright future together as a family.
Alright, go set your fantasy football lineups, and get your game-face on. It's time for "Blue Thunder" and Texans' football at noon CDT!!!
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