Tight end Owen Daniels also was inactive for the Texans (10-6), who were locked into the No. 3 seed for the AFC playoffs, regardless of the outcome of their game. The Texans lost 23-22.
Ben Tate, who needed 155 yards rushing to reach 1,000 for the season, started for Foster. Tate rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.