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Street Clothes Special: Texans-Jaguars Inactives

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Morning, all. We're here awaiting the final game of the 2015 regular season, and checking in to see who won't be dressing for duty today.

He's back. Thankfully.
He's back. Thankfully.
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The Texans got some good news this past week when quarterback Brian Hoyer emerged from concussion protocol. This allows him to start today's game against the Jaguars and should relegate Brandon Weeden to the bench, with B.J. Daniels potentially being deactivated.

Safety Rahim Moore has finally recovered from his illness so that he can be inactive solely due to coach's indifference. Tight end Garrett Graham has been a healthy scratch for several weeks now, and will be a healthy scratch once again due to coach's indifference. Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney injured his foot in last week's game against the Titans and was in a walking boot after the game. Unfortunately, he hasn't recovered in time to be active for today's game, but that should allow Whitney Mercilus to shine. Cecil Shorts III injured his hamstring a few weeks ago and still hasn't recovered in time to make a game. Second-year defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan came down with an illness during the week and ...

For the Jaguars, Blake Bortles will be missing T.J. Yeldon due to a knee injury. That should hinder the Jaguars' offense and help the Texans' defense. The Jacksonville defense will be missing OLB Telvin Smith due to a shoulder injury. They had listed DT Abry Jones as out with a knee injury, but he must have recovered well enough to play because he wasn't deactivated.

Texans Inactives

  • G Oday Aboushi (coach's indifference)
  • LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot)
  • TE Garrett Graham (coach's indifference)
  • S Rahim Moore (coach's indifference)
  • DE Jeoffrey Pagan (illness)
  • WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring)
  • LB Justin Tuggle (coach's indifference)

Jaguars Inactives

  • Nic Jacobs (coach's indifference)
  • Demetrius McCray (coach's indifference)
  • Jermey Parnell (hamstring)
  • DE Chris Smith (coach's indifference)
  • OLB Telvin Smith (shoulder)
  • WR Bryan Walters (coach's indifference)
  • RB T.J. Yeldon (knee)
What impact do you think these guys' absence will have on the game? Discuss below. Remember, the first quarter thread opens at 11:45AM CST, upon which this will close.

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