Starting strong-side outside linebacker John Simon will miss his second consecutive game with a neck stinger. Barkevious Mingo will get the start in his place opposite of Jabaal Sheard. Rookie Tarell Basham will rotate in as well.
Rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson (knee) will get a legitimate scratch again this week after aggravating a knee injury last week in practice. He was a healthy scratch the two weeks prior. Overall, he hasn’t played since Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. Expect to see more of Pierre Desir.
Starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo (knee) is truly questionable after not practicing on Wednesday and Thursday, and then practicing in a limited fashion on Friday. During the open media portion of practice, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan stated that Castonzo was carted off of the field after stretching. If he cannot play (which looks bleak at this point), then Le’Raven Clark or Jeremy Vujnovich would likely get the start.
The Colts get some good news with starting cornerback Rashaan Melvin returning from his concussion. He suffered it two weeks ago in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars, left the game and missed last week against the Cincinnati Bengals because of it.
The Texans’ injury report is as follows:
For those of you without microscope eyes; defensive end Joel Heath (knee) and inside linebacker Dylan Cole (hamstring) are out. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph (shin/quad) is questionable.