Houston (CBS Houston) – There are a few questions left for the Texans going into their Monday night game against the Oakland Raiders. Bill O’Brien did rule out Running Back Alfred Blue, but left Wide Receiver Will Fuller V’s status in question.
“Probably make that determination on Monday. I feel pretty good, but I’m sure we’ll make that determination in a couple days,” O’Brien said.
As for Running Back Lamar Miller, he told the media Friday that he is good to go despite nursing a shoulder injury for multiple weeks. Akeem Hunt is expected to again get some carries after a solid showing in Jacksonville in Week 10. Running Back Kenny Hilliard is available off the practice squad roster.
On the defensive side of the ball, Coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday that he expects Lineman Vince Wilfork to play. However, Vince did not seem enthusiastic when he spoke Friday. He has had limited participation in practice with a groin injury since Week 8.
“I mean, day-to-day, so we’ll see how I feel,” Wilfork said.
Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney was also limited in practice Friday with a wrist injury although he is not listed as questionable and will play Monday. The Texans have maintained relatively good physical shape since the loss of star Defensive End J.J. Watt.
“The later you get in the season, throughout the league, you deal with injuries… But the team that can still play physical and stay healthy, those are teams that have a shot. You just have to execute. Right now we are sitting in the prime position to do some good things,” Wilfork said.