Houston Texans At Tennessee Titans: Week 17: Game Status Analysis

Oct 24, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 24, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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As both the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans take the field, here’s a few injuries that you need to know about.

As both the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans take the field, here’s a few injuries that you need to know about.

For the Houston Texans, here are the players that are listed on the injury report:

G Jeff Allen, Not Injury Related (Birth of Child)

DE Jadeveon Clowney, Elbow/Wrist

ILB Brian Cushing, Ankle

S Quintin Demps, Achilles

TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Thigh

CB Kareem Jackson, Hamstring

CB Johnathan Joseph, Ribs/Shoulder

ILB Benardrick McKinney, Wrist

RB Lamar Miller, Ankle

K Nick Novak, Oblique

FB Jay Prosch, Ankle/Knee

OLB John Simon, Chest

QB Tom Savage, Knee

Clowney, Miller, Prosch and Simon are OUT.  Cushing and Joseph are QUESTIONABLE.  Allen, Demps, Fiedorowicz, Jackson, McKinney, Novak and Savage are PROBABLE.

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Houston Texans’ Tidbits:

Lamar Miller Miller injured his ankle two weeks ago in the contest against the Jags and hasn’t practiced all week.  Although I’m sure he wanted to play, his ankle didn’t cooperate, causing him to be grounded for the first time this season last week. I’d expect Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Akeem Hunt to be at the ready just in case.  So far, Miller has a whopping 1,073 yards and four touchdowns in 2016.  I personally feel he should sit out as we have enough talent in the running game to beat the Titans.  He’ll also be fully rested for the playoffs.

Jadeveon Clowney:  Clowney has been dealing with elbow/wrist injuries all season and he didn’t practice at all this week.  I’d imagine if this game mattered, he’d be out there but it’s wise to rest him for the playoffs.  The Texans have done the right thing by sitting him.

Johnathan Joseph:  Joseph is still reeling from cracked ribs and bruised lung that have caused him to miss two games.  He did play last Saturday against the Bengals and recorded two tackles.  A.J. Bouye will continue to start in his stead if he can’t go.  Again, he’s another guy that could miss this game as we’ll need to be full strength for the playoffs.  I doubt that we’ll see him play Sunday as he needed a pain-killer just to get through last week’s game.

Brian Cushing:  Cushing has ankle injury that he’s been dealing with for awhile.  Although he’s questionable, I’d likely rule him OUT for Sunday or at the very least, have him play a few series if he wants to get out there.  I honestly don’t see any benefit to the latter.  It’s best that he rests to be ready for the playoffs as well.  Max Bullough and Akeem Dent are more than capable to fill-in for him.

And here’s the injury report for the Tennessee Titans:

TE Jace Amaro, Quad

LS Beau Brinkley, Illness

CB Jason McCourty, Chest

CB LeShaun Sims, Concussion

CB D’Joun Smith, Illness

LB Sean Spence, Illness

McCourty is QUESTIONABLE.  Amaro, Brinkley, Sims, Smith and Spence are PROBABLE.

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Tennessee Titans Tidbits:

Jason McCourty:  McCourty practiced for the first time since Week 15 this past Thursday.  He has been limited but his reps were apparently increased Friday.  He’s expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday.  Whether he plays or not will not matter to us but it’s important to know that a talented corner may be out there Sunday.  I’d personally shut him down for the season.

The Houston Texans hit the road for the last time in the regular season to take on the Titans at Nissan Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST.

The game will be televised on CBS and broadcast on 610 SportsRadio AM/100.3 FM (KILT) & ESPN Deportes 1180 (KGOL) in Spanish.

Go Houston Texans.