This is the third game of the 2017 NFL season for these two teams, and, somehow, their injury lists are reaching epic proportions already.
The Texans’ G Jeff Allen (ankle), CB Kevin Johnson (knee) and WR Will Fuller V (shoulder) are ruled out for the game already. The Texans have officially ruled RB Alfred Blue (ankle) and NT Brandon Dunn (knee) as questionable for the game. Other Texans that have shown up on this week’s injury report include TE Stephen Anderson (concussion), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee), DE J.J. Watt (finger), CB Marcus Burley (knee), T Chris Clark (wrist), WR Bruce Ellington (concussion), and TE Ryan Griffin (concussion), but they weren’t deemed out or questionable.
The Patriots, as is their custom, have listed everyone as questionable, except RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), who was ruled out, and DT Vincent Valentine (knee), who was placed on IR. Other Patriots who’ve shown up on the list and are questionable for the game include WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), WR Philip Dorsett (knee), T Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion), S Nate Ebner (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), TE Rob Gronkowski (groin), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin), and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring).
Houston Texans Inactives
- G Jeff Allen (ankle)
- RB Alfred Blue (ankle)
- WR Will Fuller V (shoulder)
- CB Kevin Johnson (knee)
- WR Andy Jones (coach’s indifference)
- T Jah Reid (coach’s indifference)
- DE Carlos Watkins (coach’s indifference)
New England Patriots Inactives
- RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)
- T Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion)
- OL Cole Croston (coach’s indifference)
- LB Donta Hightower (knee)
- LB Harvey Langi (coach’s indifference)
- CB Eric Rowe (groin)
- WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)
There you have it, the official inactives list for the game, provided to you by BRB. Any names on here that worry you?