Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns: 2017 Week 6 Injury Report Analysis


The story of the 2017 season proceeds with the Houston Texans taking on the Cleveland Browns this week with some injuries to boot.

The Houston Texans and the Cleveland Browns will be taking the field Sunday, 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:

CB Marcus Burley, Knee

OLB/DE Jadeveon Clowney, Knee

ILB Dylan Cole, Ankle

RB D’Onta Foreman, Hip

G Kyle Fuller, Hamstring

ILB Ben Heeney, Knee

CB Kareem Jackson, Hamstring

CB Kevin Johnson, Knee

CB Johnathan Joseph, Groin

C/G Greg Mancz, Knee

ILB Benardrick McKinney, Hip

S Corey Moore, Concussion

OLB Brennan Scarlett, Shoulder

G Xavier Su’a-Filo, Knee

WR Chris Thompson, Wrist

RB Jordan Todman, Calf

LS Jon Weeks, Knee

Heeney, Johnson, Moore and Todman are OUT.  Mancz and McKinney are QUESTIONABLE.  Burley, Clowney, Cole, Foreman, Fuller, Jackson, Joseph, Scarlett, Su’a-Filo, Thompson and Weeks are PROBABLE.

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Houston Texans’ Tidbits:

Benardrick McKinney:  The third-year linebacker has been putting up quite an impression since being inserted in the lineup on a regular basis but he’s been dealing with a bum hip.  He has played through it but didn’t practice earlier this week as a result.  He did return Friday in limited participation.  McKinney has said he will play so expect to see him out there,  hopefully wreaking havoc.

Corey Moore:  Moore sustained his concussion early into Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs.  He currently is in protocol and it’s befitting that the team rule him out in the matter of safety, especially with the bye week coming up.  I’d imagine he’ll be back in the road game against the Seattle Seahawks but with the solid level of play by Marcus Gilchrist as of late, things will keep humming on the last line of defense.

Greg Mancz:  Mancz apparently injured his knee against the Pats in Week 3 and has been limited in practice this week as well as the last.  Even though Mancz is questionable, Jeff Allen was going to start at right guard presumptuously but his help is always needed. Mancz has contributed mightily to the offensive line although his play as of late has been slightly below par.  He was active against the Chiefs but hasn’t taken a snap since Week 3 so we’ll have to see how things pan out for him.

And here’s the injury report for the Cleveland Browns:

LB James Burgess, Knee

LB B.J. Bello, Neck

WR Kenny Britt, Knee/Groin

WR Sammie Coates, Hamstring

OL Shon Coleman, Knee

LB Jamie Collins, Concussion

DL Myles Garrett, Ankle

DL Jamie Meder, Toe

DL Danny Shelton, Calf

DB Jamar Taylor, Ribs

TE Randall Telfer, Knee

OL Joe Thomas, Knee

OL J.C. Tretter, Knee

OL Kevin Zeitler, Thumb

Burgess has been ruled as DOUBTFUL.  Britt, Coleman and Tretter has been ruled as QUESTIONABLE.  Bello, Coates, Collins, Garrett, Meder, Shelton, Telfer, Taylor, Thomas and Zeitler are PROBABLE.

Cleveland Browns Tidbits:

Kenny Britt:  The Browns’ top target on offense has been dealing with a knee/groin injury for the past couple of weeks.  He was held out last week against the New York Jets and has been limited in practice all week.  His status is currently day-to-day and questionable for Sunday.  Expect Ricardo Louis to get the start if Britt can’t go.  He was targeted eight times and caught five balls for 71 yards last week.  He also has a poor 43.9 grade from Pro Football Focus so far on the season after taking 50 or more snaps through the past three weeks.

Shon Coleman:  The starting right tackle has sustained a knee injury and just returned back to the practice this Friday.  He has played quite solidly and is quite integral to their strong offensive line.  Hue Jackson does expect him to be available despite his questionable status.

J.C. Tretter:  The starting center is also dealing with a knee injury but returned to practice Friday.  He has had an up-and-down season with his coverage but he certainly needed in that unit.  Jackson does expect Tretter to be available but Austin Reiter may get the start if he can’t go for some unforeseen reason.

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The Houston Texans are at home to face the Browns at NRG Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT.

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.