HOUSTON -- Texans coach Bill O'Brien said outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will play Sunday, and then Clowney wasn't even on the team's injury report. We can expect him to start against Washington during the Texans' season opener.
O'Brien added coyly, after including Clowney among his starting outside linebackers, that the starters depend on what kind of personnel grouping the team begins in.
Johnathan Joseph will start Sunday, O'Brien said. Joseph appeared on the Texans' injury report as limited due to his foot. Joseph said earlier in the week he's ready to go.
The rest of the Texans' injury report:
Tight end Garrett Graham did not participate due to a back injury.
Defensive end Tim Jamison was limited with a groin issue. A.J. Bouye (shoulder), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (ankle), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), center Chris Myers (toe), nose tackle Louis Nix (knee), fullback Jay Prosch (hand) and inside linebacker Justin Tuggle (knee) all were listed as full participants despite their issues.
Washington's injury report was quite a bit more simple.