Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Zalubowski/AP/Shutterstock (13400510jt) Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (13) during an NFL football game, in Denver Texans Broncos Football, Denver, United States – 18 Sep 2022
Six players were listed on the Texans injury report today for Week 8 as Houston prepares to host the Tennessee Titans.
DID NOT PRACTICE:
DL Maliek Collins (chest): This is not a standard maintenance day for Collins, who was injured in a collision in Sunday’s game with teammate Steven Nelson. Collins did not return to the game after that point and logged only 10 snaps for the contest. This is a situation to monitor.
WR Nico Collins (groin): This is another important listing on the report to watch. Collins only logged 30 snaps Sunday vs. Las Vegas as a result of the injury, and the team signed WR Tyron Johnson to the active roster Tuesday. That move signifies this could be a significant enough injury that Collins could be unavailable this week and potentially for several weeks.
WR Brandin Cooks (rest): Cooks had another critical drop in Sunday’s game on a 3rd down that would have been a conversion, resulting in the Texans settling for a 55-yard FG. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported before Sunday’s game that Cooks was a player teams were calling the Texans about to find out his availability in a trade. Cooks then was on social media liking tweets that showed him being traded as well as some cryptic tweets. Cooks was excused from practice today but blew off his scheduled media appearance because he supposedly had a lift scheduled. Essentially, he blew off the media because he did not want to answer questions about his social media activity. The drama goes away with some good performances, but right now it’s all here.
DL Jerry Hughes (rest): Hughes earns his rest days, as he is one of the most heavily doubled players in the league through seven games.
OL Kenyon Green (shoulder): Green played 51 of 65 offensive snaps Sunday, which for him is a low number. Normally, Texans offensive line starters play every snap. The injury he suffered during the game was the obvious culprit here. It was a good sign he got a limited workout in, and the team is hopeful he will be ready for Sunday.
OL Justin McCray (hand): McCray is the backup guard and filled in the 14 snaps that Green missed. Barring a setback, he should progress well enough to be available Sunday.