This is expected to be the last week that the Houston Texans will be without Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson who has missed the past five games with a hamstring injury. The other player known to be out earlier in the week is Texans safety Daniel Manning who is still dealing with an ankle injury.
Defensive end Antonio Smith and nose tackle Earl Mitchell both were listed as questionable earlier in the week, but both will suit up. Smith has been out with a shoulder injury and Mitchell had been limited to an ankle injury.
Here is the complete list of Texans inactive players: