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Street Clothes Special: Texans at Titans

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The Texans are in Music City USA today to take on the Titans. NFL rules say that some team members will spend the day in street clothes, listening to Garth Brooks, rather than in uniform. Check out who won't be dressed out.

I'm sure no one is shocked that this guy's inactive.
I'm sure no one is shocked that this guy's inactive.
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Unfortunately (or fortunately, i'll grant there may be some people out there who believe Brandon Weeden can be a starting quarterback in this league other than his wife and mother) Brian Hoyer didn't recover from his concussion in time to be available to play today. That means we'll be starting Weeden, with B.J. Daniels backing him up.

Additionally, Rahim Moore hasn't recovered from whatever illness he's been battling for the past few weeks (though I struggle to believe he would have been active even if he were the picture of health), and Cecil Shorts III is still recovering from the hamstring injury that cut short his contributions last week against the Colts.

Jared Crick is suffering from a back injury and is officially questionable for today's game. While Crick has regressed from his performance last season (though that may, in part, be explained by the fact that Romeo Crennel installed more of his defense in this, his second season), if he's not available, that poses an issue for the strength and flexibility of our defensive line.

For the Titans, Marcus Mariota is out with his sprained MCL, and fans have suggested that they shut him down for the season. That means we're facing Zach Mettenberger again, for the fourth time in his short career.

Texans Inactives

  • Oday Aboushi (coach's indifference)
  • TE Garrett Graham (coach's indifference)
  • QB Brian Hoyer (concussion)
  • S Rahim Moore (illness, coach's indifference)
  • CB Darryl Morris (coach's indifference)
  • WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring)
  • LB Justin Tuggle (coach's indifference)

Titans Inactives

  • Josh Aubrey (coach's indifference)
  • WR Damaris Johnson (coach's indifference)
  • QB Marcus Mariota (knee)
  • DE Ropati Pitoitua (coach's indifference)
  • Jeremiah Poutasi (coach's indifference)
  • WR Andrew Turzilli (coach's indifference)
  • CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (coach's indifference)
So what impact do you think these inactives will have on today's game?

This will close shortly after the first quarter thread opens at 11:45AM CST.