As previously reported, the big story this week for the Texans will be whether Andre Johnson laces them up despite crippling pain and a team that is going nowhere around him. I’ll bet on “no” myself, given that Kubiak held him out against the Oakland Raiders earlier this year and that game actually was important to the team.
The Texans will be without rookie tight end Garrett Graham for the third straight game, but as Owen Daniels appears to be healthy, that doesn’t really matter. The Broncos have a slew of questionable players, including safety Brian Dawkins, RB Knowshon Moreno, and QB Kyle Orton, who will be on the bench either way as the team tries to see what it has with Tim Tebow.
The complete injury report, courtesy of Mac’s Football Blog, is below:
Out: TE Garrett Graham (hamstring)
Questionable: WR Andre Johnson (ankle)
Probable: DE Mark Anderson (knee), T Duane Brown (shoulder), LB Brian Cushing (knee, ankle, foot), RB Arian Foster (hip), DT Damione Lewis (illness), K Neil Rackers (right hamstring), QB Matt Schaub (right elbow)
Questionable: S David Bruton (ribs), S Brian Dawkins (knee), S Darcel McBath (quadricep), RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs), QB Kyle Orton (ribs), WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle)
Probable: TE Daniel Coats (finger), WR Eddie Royal (back)