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Injury Report for MNF: Texans @ Patriots
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 5:15pm
LB Brooks Reed (groin), T Derek Newton (knee)
CB Alan Ball (foot), TE Garrett Graham (concussion)
G Antoine Caldwell (hamstring), LB Tim Dobbins (shoulder), LB Bryan Braman (neck), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip), DT Shaun Cody (ribs), WR DeVier Posey (knee), LB Bradie James (hamstring), LB Jesse Nading (foot), WR Lestar Jean (knee), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), G Wade Smith (knee), DE Jared Crick (neck), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), LB Darryl Sharpton (toe), QB T.J. Yates (right Elbow), TE Owen Daniels (back), CB Jonathan Joseph (hamstring)
New England Patriots
TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip)
DT Ron Brace (elbow), S Patrick Chung (shoulder), G Dan Connolly (back), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), DT Kyle Love (knee), G Logan Mankins (ankle), OL Nick McDonald (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), WR Wes Welker (ankle)
LB Jerod Mayo (elbow)
Welker, Lloyd and Hernandez aren't in danger of missing Monday night's game despite their questionable tag. Welker needs just eight more catches this season to post his fifth consecutive 100-catch season.
Sunday, December 25, 2011, 5:15pm
The Houston Texans have lost their last two games, but they could be getting back their best offensive player after a short Christmas break this weekend.
All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson has missed the last three games with a left hamstring injury. Johnson has eight more days to recover until the Texans face the Tennessee Titans in their regular-season finale on Jan. 1.
"I’m hoping (Johnson) is back out there this week," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said on Friday. "We’ll see what happens, but he’d be a nice addition to get back."
The Texans’ offense has been sorely lacking a deep threat with Johnson out of the lineup. In Week 14 against Atlanta, rookie quarterback T.J. Yates completed three passes of 20 yards to Johnson in three quarters before Johnson was injured.
In the three games since then, Yates has completed a total of seven passes of 20 yards, but only two have come on deep balls. The rest have been on screens and other short passes.
Johnson did not practice last week but was able to run with trainers on a side field.
"I have no hold on him," Kubiak said. "When they tell me he can go, he’s going. It’s been a process. They’ve been working with him off the field, trying to get him ready to turn him over to me and put him on the field. It’s my understanding that we’re real, real close. I’ll let you know. If it happens, it’ll be early next week."
Since Houston is locked into the third seed, it wouldn't be a shock to see Johnson play on a limited basis next Sunday, if at all. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on having him.
Injury report for Thursday Night Football - Texans @ Colts
Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 7:01pm
G Mike Brisiel (ankle), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), S Troy Nolan (ankle)
DT Shaun Cody (knee), TE Owen Daniels (knee)
LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), DE Tim Bulman (calf), G Antoine Caldwell (ankle), RB James Casey (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee, wrist), CB Brandon Harris (hip), DE Tim Jamison (knee), WR Jacoby Jones (foot), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), WR Jeff Maehl (hamstring), DT Earl Mitchell (knee), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Jesse Nading (knee), S Glover Quin (ankle), K Neil Rackers (right calf), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (quadricep), QB T.J. Yates (right shoulder)
QB Peyton Manning (neck)
TE Dallas Clark (neck)
DE Jamaal Anderson (groin), S Antoine Bethea (knee), RB Delone Carter (forearm), LB A.J. Edds (ankle), DE Robert Mathis (knee), LB Philip Wheeler (foot)