Owen Daniels will start for Texans Thursday night

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With Andre Johnson out, the Texans need all the offensive weapons that they can get on the field.  Even against the Colts.

So it’s great news for Houston that Owen Daniels will be available on Thursday night despite not practicing during the week. Daniels is Houston’s leading receiver this year and is struggling with a knee injury.

Inactive for Houston:  quarterback Jeff Garcia, tight end Garrett Graham,  guard Mike Brisiel, tackle Andrew Gardner, cornerback Sherrick McManis, safety Troy Nolan, and wideout Andre Johnson.

Dallas Clark is out for the Colts, as expected.  Also out: Peyton Manning, tackle Quinn Ojinnaka, defensive end Mario Addison, linebacker Phillip Wheeler, linebacker Scott Lutrus, and cornerback Mike Holmes.