NFL Nation: Quinton Demps

HOUSTON -- The question is the same today as it was during the week.

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph will play, but how well? His groin injury hurt his performance in Houston’s last two games, a win at the Jets and a loss to the Packers.

He didn’t do much this week as the team looked for rest to help him get back to form. Before the injury, he ranked as one of the most effective corners in the league.

How much he’s able to contribute to preventing big plays from Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin is likely to be a giant storyline as the Texans and Ravens vie for AFC supremacy.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is active for the Ravens but will not start. How much he contributes after his quick return from a torn Achilles is another big story in this very big game.

The inactives:


Inactives: Knighton, Addai, Ruud are out

November, 13, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. -- The biggest inactive in the AFC South Sunday is Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who’s out with a foot injury he suffered last week.

C.J. Mosley will start next to Tyson Alualu in Knighton’s place.

Running back Joseph Addai is out for the Colts, and Donald Brown will start. In Carolina, rookie Colin McCarthy gets the start at middle linebacker for Barrett Ruud, who’s a scratch.

Here at Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers are jumping right in with Albert Haynesworth, who will start. Quinton Demps will work as the kick returner for Houston with Sherrick McManis out.

The full inactives list from Tampa:

Tampa Bay:



Thursday, 9/25
Sunday, 9/28
Monday, 9/29