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Street Clothes Special: Texans and Bills Inactives

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It’s our weekly roundup of the men on the sidelines in sweats. Some of them are injured. Some of them aren’t good.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans
Someone donate a chest and lung for the cause!
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It’s a good thing the Texans are based in a city with one of the best medical centers of the world, because our team’s injury report is, as usual, ridiculous. The Texans have already ruled CB Aaron Colvin (ankle) and ILB Brian Peters (ankle) out for the game, and listed QB Deshaun Watson (chest) as questionable. To make things easier on Watson, it’s important that DeAndre Hopkins (foot), Ryan Griffin (toe), Sammie Coates, Jr. (hamstring), Will Fuller V (hamstring), and Keke Coutee (hamstring) are able to perform. When one-fourth of your team is on the injury report, you know that, no matter what, some guys out there are going to be playing hurt, if not injured. But the game must go on, so we’ll see how many of the men on the injury report still offer OB a better option than the guys who end up sitting (the dreaded “coach’s indifference” tag).

The Bills rested vets Kyle Williams and Lorenzo Alexander Wednesday, and Charles Clay Thursday. Those three men account for 33 years in the NFL, so that’s a prudent move by a head coach who needs his vets to ease the way for rookie Josh Allen. The Bills’ secondary is dealing with injuries to both S Micah Hyde and CB Tre’Davious White, but both should be a go for today.

Houston Texans Inactives

Smith, Hall, Sharpe, Watkins and Covington all fell victim to coach’s indifference this week.

Buffalo Bills Inactives

None of the Bills’ inactive players are down because of injuries.