Houston Texans Report: Hopkins and Clowney are active for Week 15

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans are edging toward the end of the season and hopefully looking forward to having some semblance of health.  The team announced that two of their biggest stars, who were on the injury report, are active for Week 15.

The Houston Texans luck with the injury bug has marred to say the least but it’s good to know that two of their biggest stars in DeAndre Hopkins and Jadeveon Clowney are going to play in today’s tilt against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Quite honestly, there’s not much left to see with the losses of Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus not around to make things interesting.  But the good thing is that Bill O’Brien has gotten the most out of the guys that are still here ready to play.

Next man up?  That mantra has been overused quite a bit this season and I’m hopeful that we don’t have to use that phrase again any time soon with all what has transpired this season.

Here is the injury report through Friday’s practice:

Clowney had been dealing with a knee injury as well as a illness and hasn’t practiced all week.  Hopkins was working on healing from a toe malady and didn’t practice as well.

The Chron’s Aaron Wilson confirmed that the two — who were listed as questionable — will be in uniform for today’s road game:

There are four players on the injury report that are currently in concussion protocol and will not play today.  Those are: Tom Savage, Braxton Miller, Kendall Lamm and Jelani Jenkins.  These

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guys, of course, didn’t practice at all this week.

In addition to these four guys, Treston Decoud, MyCole Pruitt and Ufomba Kamalu are inactive for today’s game or in other words, healthy scratches.

For the Jaguars, Allen Hurns and Larry Pinkard have been ruled OUT but the most notable person that will not play today is Leonard Fournette.  He had previously been listed as QUESTIONABLE with quad injury but will sit today’s game out.  With the Jags extremely close to clinching a playoff spot, it’s best that they save him when it really counts which is the postseason.

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The Texans take on the Jags today on the road at EverBank Field.  The kickoff is set for noon CST and the game will be televised on FOX.  The game will be broadcast on 610 SportsRadio AM/100.3 FM (KILT) & ESPN Deportes 1180 (KGOL) in Spanish.

Go Texans.