Though it appears the Texans have avoided any serious injuries thus far, there are still some important players that have been banged up.
Starting up front with the O-Line, Duane Brown announced he has turf-toe and is in danger of missing the upcoming game against the Ravens. Coach Kubiak has said that Brown will be an “end of the week call” and will be a game time decision. If Brown can’t go, it’ll likely be Ryan Harris replacing him against the Ravens.
Ed Reed seems destined to make his Texans debut against his former Ravens teammates. He’s practicing more and more everyday, and was very close to being active against the Titans in Week 2. Reed told Kubiak that he thought he could have played against the Titans if they needed him. Reed went through a full practice on Wednesday and Kubiak will decide Reed’s status by the end of the week.
DeVier Posey is also close to 100%. He is expected to have an increase in his role over the next few weeks as he continues to get healthier and healthier.
At this point, it seems like Andre Johnson will be active on Sunday. Johnson made a remarkable catch late in the 4th quarter to help the Texans make the comeback win. Johnson was hit on the play by Bernard Pollard but managed to hold onto the ball. It seems like he had a concussion on the play, but he’s recovering very well from the injury. Today, Pollard tweeted today that he was fined $42,000 for the hit.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) September 18, 2013
The Texans also announced some practice squad changes. The Philadelphia “Texans of the North” Eagles signed Roc Carmichael off the Texans practice squad. Carmichael was a 4th rounder in the 2011 draft, but wasn’t able to get much playing time over the last two seasons. The Texans also released FB Zach Boren from the practice squad. With the two open spots, the Texans signed LB Mike Mohamed and TE Nathan Overbay.