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 Latest Texans Player Notes
Sep 21 2017 - Will Fuller
  WR Will Fuller (collarbone) is practicing on a limited basis, but is expected back for the Titans game next week.


Sep 21 2017 - Alfred Blue
  RB Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) remains a question mark for Sunday's game.


Sep 21 2017 - Brandon Dunn
  DT Brandon Dunn (knee) was added to the injury report as limited.


Sep 21 2017 - Stephen Anderson
  TE Stephen Anderson was upgraded to full participation and is trending toward being cleared from a concussion.


Sep 21 2017 - Ryan Griffin
  TE Ryan Griffin has been medically cleared and is no longer under the NFL concussion protocol. Griffin got hurt in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars and missed the Texans' win over the Cincinnati Bengals when they were without each of their top three tight ends. He's set to play Sunday against the New England Patriots. This was Griffin's third concussion since entering the NFL.


Sep 21 2017 - Alfred Blue
  RB Alfred Blue returned to practice Wednesday from a high ankle sprain suffered during a preseason practice against the New Orleans Saints. Blue missed the Texans' first two games. He's preparing to play Sunday against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.


Sep 21 2017 - Johnathan Joseph
  CB Johnathan Joseph is optimistic he'll be able to play Sunday against the New England Patriots. The two-time Pro Bowl selection injured his shoulder against the Cincinnati Bengals, but practiced Wednesday. "Feeling a lot better these last couple of days," Joseph said. "I'm definitely looking forward to it. The head man has the last call, but I'm heading in the right direction."


Sep 21 2017 - Will Fuller
  WR Will Fuller won't play Sunday against the New England Patriots, according to coach Bill O'Brien. Fuller just returned to practice this week from a broken collarbone. A first-round draft pick from Notre Dame, Fuller made a fast recovery from an injury suffered during training camp. Fuller has been running around on the side for weeks and has regained his strength since the injury.


Sep 15 2017 - Kevin Johnson
  CB Kevin Johnson will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee during Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Sep 15 2017 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshaun Watson celebrated his 22nd birthday Thursday with an electrifying 49-yard touchdown run in his first career start during Houston's 13-9 victory in Cincinnati. Two plays after taking a big hit from Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins on a sack, Watson scrambled on third-and-15, broke two tackles, then raced into the end zone for the game's only touchdown. "That's one of those things you've seen throughout his career at Clemson, and what we've seen in the preseason here," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "He just has that ability. Overall, he did a nice job and was smart with the ball." Watson was also 15 for 24 passing for 125 yards. "It was a great opportunity for myself to show what I've got, what I can do for this team," Watson said. "To be able to get to the top where I want to be, that's going to take time. One step at a time to try and build my confidence." Watson earned the start after passing for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception after taking over for Tom Savage in the second half of last week's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Sep 15 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins was targeted 13 times and had seven catches for 73 yards in Thursday's 13-9 victory in Cincinnati. "It's what this team needed," Hopkins said. "We put last week behind us. We know the team we have, and it feels good to get a win."


Sep 15 2017 - Lamar Miller
  RB Lamar Miller rushed for 61 yards on 18 carries in Thursday's 13-9 victory in Cincinnati.


Sep 15 2017 - Johnathan Joseph
  CB Johnathan Joseph was ruled out for the second half of Thursday's 13-9 victory because of a right shoulder injury. Joseph was injured with 24 seconds left in the first half when he collided with Bengals TE Tyler Eifert.


Sep 15 2017 - Brian Cushing
  LB Brian Cushing was suspended 10 games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Wednesday. It was Cushing's second career suspension for drug use.


Sep 13 2017 - Will Fuller
  WR Will Fuller (broken collarbone) will miss his second game in a row.


Sep 13 2017 - Alfred Blue
  RB Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) will miss his second consecutive game.


Sep 13 2017 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt can take comfort in some small things after an ugly loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars to open the season. For instance, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year's dislocated finger remains intact along with his sense of humor. "Better, it's inside my body," Watt said. "That's all that matters. It's still attached." Watt was limited to one tackle and one quarterback pressure in his first game back since undergoing a pair of back surgeries last season. Watt can't wait for the Texans' next game Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium. "We're looking forward to going out there and playing a game," Watt said. "You just want to get back out there and put a good performance together so you can get this taste out of your mouth."


Sep 13 2017 - *D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman isn't accustomed to watching and waiting for his turn. The Texans' rookie running back did plenty of that, though, in his first NFL game Sunday. Foreman was limited to one carry for four yards. Now, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Foreman will have an increased workload going forward. "In college, I was the guy and was able to carry the ball a lot of the time," Foreman said. "I feel like I'm a good player. I feel like I can contribute and help the team out. Whatever they ask me to do, I'm ready to do it. It's a great feeling." A Doak Walker award winner and third-round draft pick from Texas, Foreman led the nation with 2,028 rushing yards last season. The Texas City native averaged 184.4 yards per contest before declaring early for the draft. Foreman said he's 100 percent now after dealing with a groin injury during the preseason. "I'm always ready," Foreman said. "Whatever they need me to do."


Sep 13 2017 - Jaelen Strong
  WR Jaelen Strong was gratified to be back in his routine. Strong served a one-game suspension last week, a punishment stemming from a violation of the NFL substance-abuse policy. "I'm just happy to be back, glad to be back with my teammates," said Strong, whose suspension cost him a $40,294 game check from his $685,000 base salary. "It was a long week, but I'm glad to be back and glad to be back at work." The Texans need a boost at wide receiver. DeAndre Hopkins was the only Texans wide receiver to catch a pass Sunday. Strong remained in Houston during his suspension, working out with local trainer Leo Johnson. "It was hard not being here the whole week, but that's in the past," Strong said. "It's time to move forward and go to work with my guys."


Sep 13 2017 - Greg Mancz
  G Greg Mancz will start at guard opposite Xavier Su'a-Filo Thursday night with jeff Allen sidelined. Mancz is a gritty former undrafted free agent from Toledo who performed capably last season as an 18-game starter at center when Nick Martin was ruled out for the year with an ankle injury. Mancz replaced Su'a-Filo at left guard Sunday, and moved to right guard when Allen got hurt. "He's a very bright guy," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said of Mancz. "He can play all three inside spots. He's a really tough guy. He's come back from a lot of different injuries. He's played through injuries. There's a lot that I like about Greg."


Sep 13 2017 - Jeff Allen
  Starting RG Jeff Allen will miss the game against the Bengals due to an ankle injury. Allen could miss as many as a few games due to the severity of the injury sustained Sunday, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly.


Sep 13 2017 - Evan Baylis
  Rookie TE Evan Baylis is expected to be signed from the practice squad after C.J. Fiedorowicz was placed on reserve/injured Tuesday. Baylis is a 6-foot-6, 255-pound undrafted free agent from Oregon. "He did some good things," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's a smart kid, caught the ball well, worked very hard. He's a little bit light, but he blocked OK for what we asked him to do. So, I think he's a promising young guy."


Sep 12 2017 - C.J. Fiedorowicz
  Texans starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz was placed on injured reserve Tuesday in the wake of suffering a pair of concussions during the past few weeks. The concern with Fiedorowicz surrounded how he sustained two concussions during a short span of time with his latest happening during a 29-7 loss Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Under NFL rules governing injured reserve, Fiedorowicz can be designated to return. He's eligible to return to practice in six weeks and can play again after spending eight weeks on injured reserve. Fiedorowicz had a concussion in the preseason, but passed the mandatory baseline neurological exam before being cleared to play in the season opener. Fiedorowicz recently signed a three-year, $21.5 million contract extension that included $10 million guaranteed.


Sep 12 2017 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt is dealing with a broken finger but plans to play Thursday at Cincinnati.


Sep 11 2017 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshauan Watson played the second half of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars after starter Tom Savage was benched. Watson completed 12 of 23 passes for 102 yards, one touchdonw and one interception. He ran twice for 16 yards and was sacked four times.


Sep 11 2017 - Tom Savage
  QB Tom Savage was benched at halftime of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Savage completed 7 of 13 passes for 62 yards and the Texans trailed 19-0 at halftime. Savage was bludgeoned before being benched, sacked six times while leading an offense that amassed 52 yards on 28 plays in the first half. "The decision to go with Deshaun (Watson) had more to do with could we find a spark, could we find somebody that maybe could make a play, that could escape the pocket," O'Brien said. "I thought that Tom hung in there and played very tough. But we had a hard time protecting him so I made the decision to go with Deshaun."


Sep 11 2017 - Ryan Griffin
  TE Ryan Griffin left Sunday's season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a concussion and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.


Sep 11 2017 - C.J. Fiedorowicz
  TE C.J. Fiedorowicz left Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a concussion.


Sep 11 2017 - Bruce Ellington
  WR Bruce Ellington also was ruled out with a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.


Sep 11 2017 - Brian Cushing
  LB Brian Cushing suffered a concussion during Sunday's season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.


Sep 6 2017 - Braxton Miller
  WR Braxton Miller (ankle) will start Sunday.


Sep 6 2017 - *D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman (groin) is set to make his NFL debut Sunday.


Sep 6 2017 - Alfred Blue
  RB Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) will miss this game.


Sep 6 2017 - C.J. Fiedorowicz
  TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) participated fully in practice Wednesday and is expected to start.


Sep 6 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins (thumb) participated fully in practice Wednesday and will start Sunday.


Sep 6 2017 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt's online fundraiser to aid flood victims of Hurricane Harvey is now over $27 million and the Houston Texans All-Pro defensive end says Sunday's season opener is "going to be special." $5 million donation from the Texas-based H-E-B grocery chain on Wednesday is the largest to the online campaign started by Watt, continuing to surpass his target goals from more than 189,000 donors at YouCaring.com. H-E-B president Scott McClelland presented Watt with the check on behalf of company owner Charles Butt.


Aug 31 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins signed a five-year deal worth $81 million to remain with the Texans, ESPN reports. The deal includes $49 million of guaranteed money, per Schefter. It is the largest amount of guaranteed money for a wide receiver in NFL history. Hopkins, 25, is entering his fifth NFL season, all with Houston, and has amassed 4,487 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns on 317 catches in 64 career games. His lone Pro Bowl season came in 2015 when Hopkins posted career-best totals of 111 catches, 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last season, Hopkins made 78 catches for 954 yards and four scores over 16 games.


Aug 31 2017 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt intended to lend a hand on Sunday when he started an online fundraiser to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Watt's initial goal for the fundraiser was $200,000. On Thursday, the total surpassed $10 million, with daytime host Ellen DeGeneres presenting a $1 million check courtesy of Walmart to the initiative. DeGeneres had already pledged $50,000 of her own money for the relief efforts. "I have no words," Watt said. "Thank you. Thank you to you, thank you to Walmart. I promise you that I will make this money go a long way. I promise you that I will help these victims directly. I promise it will help rebuild Houston."


Aug 29 2017 - Jaelen Strong
  WR Jaelen Strong is suspended for the season-opener after losing his appeal.


Aug 29 2017 - Braxton Miller
  WR Braxton Miller (ankle) is expected back for the opener.


Aug 29 2017 - Alfred Blue
  RB Alfred Blue (high-ankle sprain) is out indefinitely.


Aug 29 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins (thumb) is expected back for the opening game.


Aug 24 2017 - Will Fuller
  WR Will Fuller has a broken collarbone.


Aug 24 2017 - Chris Clark
  T Chris Clark remains out with leg soreness.


Aug 24 2017 - C.J. Fiedorowicz
  TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has a quadriceps injury.


Aug 24 2017 - Braxton Miller
  WR Braxton Miller has an ankle injury.


Aug 24 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins has a hand injury.


Aug 24 2017 - Alfred Blue
  RB Alfred Blue has an ankle injury.


Aug 21 2017 - Braxton Miller
  WR Braxton Miller missed the game with a sprained ankle.


Aug 21 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins missed the game with a hand injury.



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