We have the final injury report for this weekend Titans-Texans divisional game. On the Titans side, there’s only one player to keep tabs on ahead of Sunday’s kickoff.
Here’s the final status update for both teams:
|WR A.J. Brown (Knee)||DNP||DNP||Full||—|
|OLB Jadeveon Clowney (Knee/Illness)||DNP||DNP||Full||—|
|LB Nick Dzubnar (Shoulder)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|RB Darrynton Evans (Hamstring)||DNP||IR||—||—|
|CB Chris Jackson (Hamstring)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|DL DaQuan Jones (Foot)||DNP||DNP||DNP||QUESTIONABLE|
|CB Johnathan Joseph (Hamstring)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|S Joshua Kalu (Shoulder)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|T Dennis Kelly (Groin)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|T Taylor Lewan (Shoulder)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|RB Jeremy McNichols (Ribs)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|CB Chris Milton (Foot)||DNP||DNP||Full||—|
|DL Larrell Murchison (Ankle)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|TE Jonnu Smith (Quad)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|S Kenny Vaccaro (Hamstring/Calf)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|WR Nick Westbrooke-Ikhine (Hamstring)||DNP||Limited||Full||—|
|CB Malcolm Butler (Quad)||Limited||Limited||Full||—|
*Estimate, no practice
We saw the rest days earlier in the week, but for Friday’s practice, nearly every player was back on the field in a full capacity for the final walkthrough before Sunday.
Nothing to worry about with A.J. Brown or Jadeveon Clowney, who both missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Chris Jackson, Chris Milton, and Malcolm Butler also upgraded from a limited participant to full.
The only player who didn’t make it back on the field is defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, who is eternally underrated and played an outstanding game against the Bills on Tuesday night. Jones is listed as questionable for Sunday; his absence on Friday could be precautionary or more rest for a guy who did just come off the COVID-19 list last Sunday.
Adoree Jackson remains on Injured Reserve and barring an unexpected last-second activation, it seems he will not be available for Sunday’s game.
Corey Davis and MyCole Pruitt are the two remaining players on the Reserve/COVID list who will likely miss this game, although it’s technically possible that one or both could return.
Mike Vrabel said Friday, “I don’t think they’ll make it” when asked about Davis and Pruitt. Even if they are activated by Sunday, as we saw with Kristian Fulton and (former Titan) Kamalei Correa last week, coming off the COVID list doesn’t guarantee they’ll be active for the game.
The Texans released their Thursday injury report at almost 8 p.m. CT yesterday, which is ridiculously late. In fact, it was so late that I did not update the Thursday Injury Report article out of principle. Maybe Bill O’Brien was in charge of the injury reports before, and now there’s no one doing that job? Who knows.
Anyway, here’s where the Texans stand heading into Sunday:
|WR Keke Coutee (Not injury related)||DNP||Full||—||—|
|DE J.J. Watt (Not injury related)||DNP||Full||—||—|
|TE Jordan Akins (Ankle/Concussion)||Limited||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|LB Dylan Cole (Knee)||Limited||Limited||Full||—|
|RB Buddy Howell (Hamstring)||Limited||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|LB Peter Kalambayi (Hamstring)||Limited||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|OLB Jacob Martin (Ankle)||Limited||Full||Full||—|
|T Laremy Tunsil (Shoulder)||Limited||Limited||Full||—|
|CB Cornell Armstrong (Knee)||—||—||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
The Texans are pretty healthy, overall. They have a bunch of no-namers listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, but the important pieces — J.J. Watt, Laremy Tunsil — carry no injury designation.
There are a handful of players on Injured Reserve for the Texans who won’t be playing in this game, including cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Benardrick McKinney. Second-year tight end Kahale Warring is also on IR, along with wide receiver Isaiah Coulter, who is eligible to return this weekend but has not yet been activated.
Overall, both teams should be fairly healthy for Sunday.