The Houston Texans had quite a few contributors, including several starters, inactive for last week’s game against the Jaguars. With the 7-2 Oakland Raiders on deck Monday night in Mexico City, the Texans will need all the help they can get. Fortunately for Houston, today saw several of those ailing players get back on the field.
A.J. Bouye (ankle) is practicing after missing Jaguars game— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 16, 2016
Vince Wilfork, Will Fuller, Lamar Miller practicing; Alfred Blue and Jaelen Strong not practicing— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 16, 2016
In his first game this season since being promoted from the practice squad, Akeem Hunt was a game-changer in place of Jonathan Grimes. Some have wondered what the Texans will do when Grimes is healthy again; it seems that problem is at least one more week away from being solved.
Jonathan Grimes not practicing— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 16, 2016
Bill O'Brien on Jonathan Grimes' illness: 'I expect him back, but not for this game.'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 16, 2016
Of course, practicing on Wednesday doesn’t mean a player will be suiting up on Monday, but it bodes well for the Texans’ chances of seeing Bouye, Wilfork, and Fuller back in action at Estadio Azteca. Does the possible, or at least more probable, availability of those three players affect your outlook for the game on Monday night?