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 Latest Texans Player Notes
Dec 10 2018 - Brennan Scarlett
  LB Brennan Scarlett (ankle) was placed on reserve/injured by the Texans Saturday (Dec. 8). While he would normally eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and playing in eight weeks, the first game he would be available would be the Super Bowl.


Dec 10 2018 - Roderick Johnson
  T Roderick Johnson was signed by the Texans from their practice squad Saturday (Dec. 8).


Dec 4 2018 - D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman was activated from reserve/physically unable to perform by the Texans Tuesday (Dec. 4).


Dec 2 2018 - Kaimi Fairbairn
  PK Ka'imi Fairbairn made five field goals, pushing his league leading total to 29, as Houston won its ninth straight game.


Nov 30 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans on Friday was listed as questionable for Sunday's home game against the Cleveland Browns because of a knee injury. Even though there was no talk during the week about Watt possibly missing a game for the first time this season, he was limited in practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before the final injury report was published. Watt missed nine snaps in the Texans' 34-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, but six of those came when AFC South-leading Houston (8-3) removed several starters late in the game. There was no indication that Watt was in any discomfort as he stood on the sidelines in the final minutes of the game, for which he was selected AFC defensive player of the week after having 1.5 sacks against Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and forcing a fumble.


Nov 28 2018 - D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman remains working on the field with the team in the 21-day window allowed for players on reserve/physically unable to perform. According to head coach Bill O'Brien, "I don't think he's all the way back." The Texans have one more week to decide to add him to the 53-man roster.


Nov 27 2018 - Keke Coutee
  WR Keke Coutee continues to be slowed by a hamstring injury and left early in the Monday night win over the Titans. Head coach Bill O'Brien calls his injury day-to-day and anticipates that Coutee will have a chance to play on Sunday against the Browns.


Nov 28 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 1.5 sacks in a 34-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Monday.


Nov 27 2018 - Dylan Cole
  LB Dylan Cole was activated from reserve/injured; designated for return by the Texans Tuesday (Nov. 27).


Nov 23 2018 - Dylan Cole
  LB Dylan Cole was designated for return from reserve/injured by the Texans Wednesday (Nov. 21). He is eligible to be activated to play immediately, but can practice for a maximum of 21 days.


Nov 20 2018 - David Steinmetz
  T David Steinmetz was signed by the Texans to their practice squad Tuesday (Nov. 20). He had been waived by the Dolphins Sept. 1.


Nov 14 2018 - D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman was returned to practice by the Texans Wednesday (Nov. 14) and remains on reserve/physically unable to perform. He is eligible to practice for 21 days at which point the Texans can activate him, release him or keep him on reserve/PUP for the rest of the season.


Nov 14 2018 - Andre Hal
  S Andre Hal was limited Wednesday with a shoulder injury he suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That shoulder issue kept him out of the Denver Broncos game and leaves his status up in the air for Sunday.


Nov 14 2018 - Duke Ejiofor
  OLB Duke Ejiofor was limited in practice to start the week with a shoulder injury he suffered against the Denver Broncos that knocked him out of the game. Ejiofor dealt with a torn labrum at Wake Forest that affected his draft stock, so the Texans are being extra cautious with his situation.


Nov 12 2018 - Josh Ferguson
  RB Josh Ferguson was signed by the Texans to the practice squad Monday (Nov. 12). He had been released by the Texans from the practice squad Oct. 23 and by the Patriots from the practice squad Nov. 9.


Nov 9 2018 - Josh Ferguson
  RB Josh Ferguson was released from the practice squad by the Patriots Friday (Nov. 9). Ferguson, 25, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Indianapolis out of Illinois in 2016. He made Colts 53-man roster out of training camp and played in all 16 games, finishing with 15 rushing attempts for 20 yards and 20 receptions for 136 yards. Overall, he has played in 26 NFL games. The 5-10, 205-pounder began the 2017 season on the Indianapolis practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster in late October and playing in 10 games. Ferguson was released by Indianapolis on Sept. 18, 2018, before being signed to the Houston practice squad on Oct. 17. He was released from the Houston practice squad on Oct. 23.


Nov 7 2018 - Josh Ferguson
  RB Josh Ferguson was signed by the Patriots to the practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 7). He had been released by the Texans from the practice squad Oct. 23.


Nov 7 2018 - DeAndre Carter
  WR DeAndre Carter was claimed on waivers by the Texans from the Eagles Wednesday (Nov. 7).


Nov 6 2018 - DeAndre Carter
  WR DeAndre Carter was placed on waivers by the Eagles Tuesday (Nov. 6).


Nov 6 2018 - Demaryius Thomas
  WR Demaryius Thomas hasn't been shy about opening up on his former team, even after it celebrated his return with a banner outside the stadium and pregame scoreboard tribute prior to Sunday's game. Thomas told Orange & Blue radio 760 AM in Denver that Broncos management -- from general manager John Elway to head coach Vance Joseph -- wasn't honest about trade rumors this season. "It was so tough," Thomas said of the deal at the trade deadline. "Even leading up to the Kansas City game (Oct. 28) it was tough, because that one day, I didn't say anything to anybody. I walk into the job and Vance Joseph walks up to me and says, 'Don't listen to the trade talks, it's not true.' Before the season started, the trade talk was still going, and nobody said anything to me. Why come to me Monday when it's the same talk? When he said that to me, I said, 'How is it not true? My agent (Todd France) called me today and said Elway wanted a fifth-round pick for me.'"


Nov 5 2018 - Demaryius Thomas
  WR Demaryius Thomas, whose return to Denver was acknowledged in a pregame scoreboard video tribute showing some of his greatest plays during 7 1/2 years with the Broncos, had two catches for 49 yards on the Texans' game-opening scoring drive. Thomas wasn't heavily involved -- he caught all three targets -- but his early 31-yard reception helped set up Houston's first touchdown on its initial drive and got some early jitters out of the way. "It was very good. It was great," Thomas said of his early touches. "I'm sure they didn't expect that, get started quick, make them play us both. It was good for us." Thomas was Denver's first-round draft pick in 2010 and became one of the best in club history. He finished third in receptions (665) and second in receiving yards (9,055) and TDs (60) but with Denver below .500, the $14 million cap hit through 2019 made him expendable. Thomas said he appreciated everything the Broncos did for him -- the banner, the video tribute before the game and the time he spent with the organization. But it was obvious he was ready to move on, and being on a first-place team is a better situation for him. "I wanted to win bad, not for just me but for the guys that have been working hard and won five in a row," he said.


Nov 3 2018 - Keke Coutee
  WR Keke Coutee has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Denver because of a hamstring injury. That means the Texans will need to rely on newly arrived Demaryius Thomas to play a significant role against his former team. Houston announced Saturday that Coutee will not travel to Denver for Sunday's game. Coutee is third on the team in catches (21) and receiving yards (196). The Texans also will be without injured Will Fuller, who is second on the team in receptions (32) and receiving yards (503). Coutee has missed five games.


Nov 1 2018 - Deante Burton
  CB Deante Burton was signed by the Texans from the Falcons practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 31).


Oct 31 2018 - Peter Kalambayi
  ILB Peter Kalambayi has a chance to get back to the team this week. He suffered a concussion on a late hit by a Miami Dolphins lineman to his head after making a tackle. Kalambayi has been a bright spot for the Texans' special teams unit.


Oct 31 2018 - Brian Peters
  ILB Brian Peters is close to returning to the team after injuring his ankle in week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.


Oct 31 2018 - Shareece Wright
  CB Shareece Wright is expected back this week after missing the past two games with a wrist injury. Wright has been a steady player for the defense and getting him back will help a depleted cornerback group.


Oct 31 2018 - Ryan Griffin
  TE Ryan Griffin will make his return to the field after missing two games with an illness. He was sent home and away from the team before their game with Jacksonville and now he is expected back to help on offense.


Oct 31 2018 - D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman is still on the mend and there are thoughts that the Texans will start the 21-day window for him to practice with the team after the bye week.


Oct 31 2018 - Aaron Colvin
  CB Aaron Colvin started practicing with the team on Wednesday which is the first time he has been on the field since injuring his ankle in an overtime win in week 4.


Oct 31 2018 - Keke Coutee
  WR Keke Coutee will be evaluated as the week continues. Coutee is nursing a hamstring injury, the one he has been dealing with since training camp.


Oct 30 2018 - Will Fuller V
  WR Will Fuller V was placed on reserve/injured by the Texans Tuesday (Oct. 30). He is eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and can play after eight weeks, but will be out for the remainder of the season because of a torn ACL.


Oct 30 2018 - Demaryius Thomas
  WR Demaryius Thomas was acquired by the Houston Texans from the Denver Broncos, the teams announced Tuesday. The Broncos will receive a fourth-round draft pick from the Texans in addition to the teams exchanging seventh-round selections. Ironically, Thomas and the Texans (5-3) will play the Broncos (3-5) in Denver on Sunday afternoon. The addition of the five-time Pro Bowl selection comes on the heels of Houston seeing wide receiver Will Fuller V tear the ACL in his right knee during Thursday's 42-23 win over the Miami Dolphins. Rookie wideout Keke Coutee also has been dealing with a hamstring injury. Thomas, who was the longest tenured member of the Broncos, was second on the team in receptions (36) and receiving yards (402) and tied for the club lead in receiving touchdowns (three) this season.


Oct 29 2018 - Peter Kalambayi
  ILB Peter Kalambayi has a chance to get back to the team this week. He suffered a concussion on a late hit by a Miami Dolphins lineman to his head after making a tackle. Kalambayi has been a bright spot for the Texans special teams.


Oct 29 2018 - Brian Peters
  ILB Brian Peters is close to returning to the team after injuring his ankle in week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.


Oct 29 2018 - Keke Coutee
  WR Keke Coutee will be evaluated as the week continues. Coutee is nursing a hamstring injury, one he has been dealing with since training camp.


Oct 29 2018 - Lamar Miller
  RB Lamar Miller carried 18 times for 133 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Dolphins.


Oct 29 2018 - Deshaun Watson
  QB DeShaun Watson was 16 of 20 for 239 yards and five touchdowns in Thursday's win over the Dolphins.


Oct 29 2018 - Steven Mitchell
  WR Steven Mitchell was signed by the Texans to the practice squad Monday (Oct. 29). He had been released by the Rams from the practice squad Sept. 23.


Oct 26 2018 - Will Fuller V
  WR Will Fuller was lost for the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Fuller was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's 42-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins. An MRI exam on Friday morning revealed the severity of the injury, the Houston Chronicle reported. "I'm disappointed for Will," Texans coach Bill O'Brien told the newspaper. Fuller had five receptions for 124 yards, including a 73-yard scoring strike from Deshaun Watson, as Houston rolled to its fifth consecutive victory Thursday night. It was the third 100-yard game of the season for Fuller, who finishes the season with 32 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns in seven games.


Oct 26 2018 - Peter Kalambayi
  ILB Peter Kalambayi left the game with a concussion and he did not return to the game. With two linebackers hurt in the game, Josh Keyes received some snaps.


Oct 26 2018 - Johnathan Joseph
  CB Johnathan Joseph suffered an ankle injury that knocked him out of the game after a teammate's leg swung into his. Joseph left the locker room with his foot in a boot.


Oct 26 2018 - Zach Cunningham
  ILB Zach Cunningham left the game early with a left knee injury. The concern is that Cunningham will be missing time with the injury but the severity is yet to be known.


Oct 26 2018 - Will Fuller V
  WR Will Fuller is feared to have torn his ACL after being grabbed by a defensive back on a pass interference call. Fuller had his defender beat but was held by the defensive back, causing a misstep that led to the knee injury.


Oct 23 2018 - Steven Mitchell
  WR Steven Mitchell was released from the practice squad by the Rams Tuesday (Oct. 23).


Oct 23 2018 - Josh Ferguson
  RB Josh Ferguson was released from the practice squad by the Texans Tuesday (Oct. 23).


Oct 22 2018 - Ryan Griffin
  TE Ryan Griffin came down with an illness late last week and caused him to miss the game. His status is up in the air heading into Thursday night.


Oct 22 2018 - Jordan Akins
  TE Jordan Akins is being utilized as a H-Back giving him some more work on the field. Akins usage was up this week and if they keep him in this role, it could mean more chances down the road.


Oct 22 2018 - Keke Coutee
  WR Keke Coutee had a hamstring injury against the Jaguars and missed majority of the game. He has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Dolphins. Coutee mentioned the hamstring injury is not a serious as the one from the preseason.


Oct 21 2018 - Andre Hal
  S Andre Hal played Sunday after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in June, putting his football future in jeopardy. But a treatment plan sent the cancer into remission and Wednesday, he returned to practice. He was in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Jaguars and was ecstatic about his return to the game he loves. "It was great to be back, it was a blessing," Hal said. "I didn't know I was going to start, it was just the personnel, it was cool. In pregame warm-ups I just kind of looked up and thanked God." Hal had more adversity to overcome this week as his father, Andre Hal, Sr., died of a heart attack on Tuesday at age 55.


Oct 21 2018 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshaun Watson completed 12-of-24 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown but no turnovers. It was a gutty performance by the Houston quarterback who made a 12-hour trip from Houston to Jacksonville on a customized bus with three other Texans officials because of Watson's bruised lung and injured ribs. The team was concerned about the effect the air pressure on an airplane might have had on Watson."It was smooth," Watson said about his ride to northeast Florida. "We just kind of hung out, watched the film, recovery stuff, played a game, watched TV, slept. Stopped and got something to eat. That was pretty much it."



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