The Texans secondary has been a major liability for their defense this season. The issue hasn’t just been poor play, but more so injuries.
On Friday’s final injury report, there were four players listed as questionable, three play on the back end of the defense. The list includes cornerbacks Bradley Roby, Johnathan Joesph, and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans have ruled Roby out with a hamstring injury. The loss of Roby is a big blow to the Texans’ defense. In six games, he has played in 81 percent of the defensive snaps.
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is expected to play today, while Jon Gruden said WR Tyrell Williams (foot) should be back, as well. OT Trent Brown (calf) is also expected to play, while #Texans CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) is out for Houston.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2019
Even with the addition of former Raider corner, Gareon Conley, who is expected to play major snaps for the Texans, the secondary could once again have its issues against the Raiders.
With Josh Jacobs dealing with a shoulder injury, Jon Gruden may lean more on Derek Carr to lead the offense through the air and take advantage of the injuries to the Texans defensive backs.
Keep an on the other Texans’ inactives as the news becomes available.