The Texans have traveled to Nashville to take on the Titans, but neither team can dress all 53 members of the roster. Some guys are left inactive on game day because they’re battling injury, and some because they’re inept.
Titans’ QB Marcus Mariota left their game against the Dolphins with an elbow injury and is still dealing with tingling in his throwing arm. Despite this, Head Coach Mike Vrabel has said he expects Mariota to play, with backup QB Blaine Gabbert getting his fair share of the action, as well. The situation along their OL should be a proper disaster, with Conklin and Lewan already out, and backup T Dennis Kelly having been admitted into the hospital with a virus.
The Texans have seen several high-profile players on the injury list this week. For the offense, Will Fuller V and DeAndre Hopkins have shown up, while the defense has seen Johnson Bademosi, Jadeveon Clowney, Christian Covington and Duke Ejiofor have already received extra attention from the medical staff this week. Clowney will be inactive for this game, but even without him, the Texans defense should be able to manhandle the ramshackle Titans offensive line.
Houston Texans Inactives
DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney (Back, Elbow)
WR Sammie Coates, Jr (Hamstring)
WR Keke Coutee (Hamstring)
DE Christian Covington (Thigh, Knee)
T Roderick Johnson (Coach’s Indifference)
DE Carlos Watkins (Coach’s Indifference)
CB Kayvon Webster (Achilles)
Tennessee Titans Inactives
WR Cameron Batson (Coach’s Indifference)
OT Jack Conklin (Knee)
DE Matt Dickerson (Coach’s Indifference)
T Dennis Kelly (Illness)
T Taylor Lewan (Concussion)
S Kendrick Lewis (Foot)
OLB Aaron Wallace (Coach’s Indifference)
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