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Monday, October 20, 2014

Texans Injury Report: Jadeveon Clowney, Arian Foster, DeAndre Hopkins

By on 10/20/2014 02:00:00 PM

The Houston Texans will hope to get number one overall pick Jadeveon Clowney back when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Monday Night Football.”

Clowney is the most significant name of Houston's final Week 7 injury report. The rookie is listed as questionable to play for the first time since suffering a torn meniscus in the first game of the year.

Other than Clowney, the Texans should be relatively healthy on Monday. The only player who will official be out for Houston is backup corner Darryl Morris, who will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury.

Backup linebacker Mike Mohamed is questionable with a calf injury, meaning Houston could be a little thin at the position if he and Clowney are sidelined. The Texans have several other players listed with minor injures, but all are listed as probable to play.

Wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins (hand) and Andre Johnson (ankle) were able to participate in full practice on Saturday. Running back Arian Foster is also dealing with a minor groin injury but was not limited in practice.

Brian Cushing missed practice Thursday and is still formally listed on as he continues to recover from last year's broken fibula and torn LCL. Fellow linebacker Brooks Reed was also held out of practice on Thursday but is expected to play.

J.J. Watt continues to play through a lingering thigh injury but his performance indicates it is not much of an issue. Defensive end Tim Jamison is also listed with a groin injury.

Starting offensive linemen Brandon Brooks (illness), Chris Meyers (non-injury related) and Derek Newton (elbow) were all able to fully participate in practice by the end of the week. Cornerback Jonathan Joesph (knee) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) round out the injury report and are both listed as probable.

The focus will all be on Clowney, as fans around the NFL are eager to watch him and Watt play together. Meanwhile, the Texans will have a good chance to bounce back against a struggling Pittsburgh team after a pair of close losses the last two weeks.  

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