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Street Clothes Special: Texans-Jets Inactives

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Morning all. While we recover from last night's chilly weather, and y'all snake your way through Houston's gnarled traffic and road construction, two teams are planning to play a football game this afternoon.

This man expects to play today. If we're going to win, we're going to need him to play and play well.
This man expects to play today. If we're going to win, we're going to need him to play and play well.
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Despite this, neither team will dress every man on their roster. NFL rules allow 46 men per team to dress out for the game, so we're gathered here to see who won't be in uniform this afternoon.

We already know that Brian Hoyer and Kareem Jackson won't be playing today. Hoyer is recovering from a concussion suffered against the Bengals, while Kareem is still nursing a sore ankle that's held him out for the past few games. Akeem Dent and Chris Polk both missed practice Friday with hamstring injuries, so they're officially questionable going into the game. Despite missing some time this week, DeAndre Hopkins declared himself active when asked, and Jadeveon Clowney has sufficiently recovered from his most recent ailment to be ready to play today. Clowney's return may push Whitney Mercilus to the bench, so keep an eye out for any changes in how well the team performs without Merc and with JD.

For the Jets, Sheldon Richardson has missed practice with a hamstring injury and is a game-time decision. If he can't go, that helps our anemic offense. Dion Bailey has already been declared out for the game.

Texans Inactives

  • Oday Aboushi (XSF finally playing worth AF)
  • Akeem Dent (hamstring)
  • Garrett Graham (coach's indifference)
  • Brian Hoyer (concussion)
  • Kareem Jackson (ankle)
  • Rahim Moore (coach's indifference)
  • Chris Polk (hamstring)

Jets Inactives

  • Dion Bailey (ankle)
  • Dakota Dozier
  • Ben Ijalana
  • Dee Milliner (illness)
  • Bryce Petty (being deemed worse than Geno Smith)
  • Sheldon Richardson (hamstring)
  • Kenbrell Thompkins
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