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Houston Texans Injury News: Deshaun Watson To Play, Laremy Tunsil’s Injury Not Serious

Here’s what the Texans have going on entering Week 17.

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If you are reading this, you probably hate the Tennessee Titans. If you hate the Tennessee Titans, it should make you feel nice and toasty that your franchise quarterback hates the Tennessee Titans as much as you do.

See, the Texans have nothing to play for in Week 17, while the Titans need to beat Houston to clinch the AFC South. Rather than stand on the sideline with Josh McCown and watch AJ McCarron dawdle about, Watson is opting to play, elbow banged up or not, to try to play the spoiler and turn the champagne into fetid urine for the Titans.

The Texans also suffered two injuries along their offensive line last week in the loss to Cincinnati. Brent Qvale was pulled with a concussion and Laremy Tunsil was puled with a foot injury. Tunsil’s injury has been reported to not be serious, but he still may not play this week as a precautionary measure since, you know, the Texans have nothing to play for. Qvale doesn’t have an injury update at the moment.

Jack Easterby also made one roster move yesterday. The Texans cut backup running back C.J. Prosise and replaced him with Damion Ratley; Ratley was immediately elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.

Someone check and see if Easterby retweeted Ratley recently.

Houston will host Tennessee at 3:25 p.m. CST—not noon—this Sunday at NRG Stadium in their final game of the 2020 season.