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Texans vs. Titans injury report: DE J.J. Watt, ILB Bradie James miss practice

The Houston Texans had six players miss practice on Wednesday, including defensive end J.J. Watt.

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Texans had six players miss practice on Wednesday, including defensive end J.J. Watt, linebacker Bradie James and cornerback Jonathan Joseph.

Joseph, considered to be the top cornerback for the Texans, missed Thursday's win over the Detroit Lions with a hamstring injury. Without the cornerback, the Texans allowed more than 400 yards through the air to Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense. Joseph is expected to be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Defensive end J.J. Watt missed practice on Wednesday with an illness, although he is expected back on the field on Thursday. More importantly, linebackers Bradie James and Brooks Reed both missed practice after being injured against the Lions. Both are likely to be doubtful for Sunday's game.

Returning to the field from injury were running back Ben Tate, nose tackle Shaun Cody and linebacker Tim Dobbins. All three players are expected to play against the Titans.

The full injury report:

Light Participation:
DT Shaun Cody (ribs/back), TE Owen Daniels (back), RB Arian Foster (non-injury), WR Andre Johnson (groin), G Sam Wade (knee/ribs), DE Antonio Smith (ankle)

Did Not Participate:
G Antoine Caldwell (hamstring), ILB Bradie James (hamstring), CB Jonathan Joseph (hamstring), T Derek Newton (knee), OLB Brooks Reed (groin), DE J.J. Watt (illness)

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