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This is the final injury report update for the week, with three status changes.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
OL AJ Cann (illness): The team hopes Cann will be recovered in time for Sunday. He is officially listed as QUESTIONABLE.
DL Maliek Collins (chest): Collins was a DNP all week and is unlikely to play, although he is officially QUESTIONABLE.
WR Nico Collins (groin): Collins was also a DNP all week and Tyron Johnson was signed to the active roster due to the team expecting Collins to be out. Lovie Smith and Pep Hamilton have both discussed this week how the team intends to proceed without Collins. Though Collins is officially listed as QUESTIONABLE, he is not expected to play.
DL Rasheem Green (knee): This is a new injury being reported for the first time this week. With the injury happening so late in the week, it is something to keep an eye on. With Jon Greenard out, Green had been elevated to a starter. He played 59% of defensive snaps last week and 22% of special teams snaps. He is an important part of the Texans DL rotation. He is officially QUESTIONABLE.
WR Brandin Cooks (wrist): Cooks popped up on the injury report again on Friday, but this time with an actual injury. Cooks is listed as having a wrist injury. There is speculation that Cooks is trying to force his way out of town after his cryptic social media messages and his liking of several social media messages that showed him in another team’s uniform. Reports have indicated that the Texans are so far holding out for a second-round pick for Cooks but have not gotten their asking price yet. With the trade deadline of November 1 quickly approaching, it is possible Cooks is held out to avoid an injury while talks are ongoing. He is listed as QUESTIONABLE.
OL Kenyon Green (shoulder): Green has gotten full practices in two consecutive days and should start despite the QUESTIONABLE tag.
OL Justin McCray (hand): McCray improved from two days on LP to a full practice Friday. He should be ready to go for Sunday despite being labeled as QUESTIONABLE, since every member of the Texans on the injury report is listed as QUESTIONABLE. If AJ Cann is unable to play due to his illness, McCray would step in.