Friday, December 13, 2013
Texans' Hopkins, Graham questionable
By Tania Ganguli
The Texans go into Sunday's game in Indianapolis with two players questionable: receiver DeAndre Hopkins and tight end Garrett Graham.
Interim head coach Wade Phillips said today that Graham would be a game-time decision and all the rest of his players were expected to play. Each coach is different, but in the Kubiak era, his assessment in his news conferences were usually how things went in games.
Graham hasn't practiced all week.
"Garrett was in the huddle every play," Phillips said. "He knows what to do. I think he could play if he’s ready to play. Physically, we would play him. It’s not a situation where, if he didn’t practice at all, he couldn’t play."
If Graham can't go, which became more and more likely with each practice he missed, the Texans will start rookie sixth-round pick Ryan Griffin.
Hopkins has practiced on a limited basis all week.
The Texans had 15 players listed as probable.
The Colts ruled out five players: FB Stanley Havili (knee), DT Ricky Jean-Francois (foot), T Jeff Linkenbach (quad), C Samson Satele (elbow) and CB Greg Toler (groin).
Receiver Lavon Brazill is questionable with a foot injury. He did not practice all week.