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Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game

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No one’s ready to make an official declaration, but it appears the Texans are going to be closer to full strength for Monday’s game against the Patriots.

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James practiced again Friday, and Joseph said he was “absolutely” ready to play.

“It’s a long week. We’ve still got three more days before we play,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said, via Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. “All the steps have been positive. He did more today than yesterday. The same thing with Bradie. They’re heading toward playing, but we’ve got to be smart with them.

“If they all come out of practice fine tomorrow, they should be ready to go. But’s not like they took 100 percent of the snaps today.”

Joseph has missed the last two games with a hamstring strain. Getting him back would be a huge boost for a banged up secondary, in a game with significant playoff seeding implications.

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11 Responses to “Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game”
  1. blackngold4life says: Dec 7, 2012 7:13 PM

    I think the way the Texans like to bat down balls at the line the Pats should be perfect being that Brady only throws 5 yard slants and outs all day to his hobbit WRs Eddlemen and Welker

  2. xxsweepthelegxx says: Dec 7, 2012 7:22 PM

    Would you like him to throw 50yd bombs to Slater instead? You play with what you have blackngold, he has “hobbit” WR and no deep threats as you said. When he’s had a deep threat he’s thrown deep (insert R.Moss).

  3. bjtodd says: Dec 7, 2012 7:23 PM

    blackngold4life says:

    I think the way the Texans like to bat down balls at the line the Pats should be perfect being that Brady only throws 5 yard slants and outs all day to his hobbit WRs Eddlemen and Welker

    Stupid is as stupid does? Perfect little thought from a steeler fan. First of all, there is no gold in your jersey, it is yellow. Second, Edelman has one “d” and he is not playing this week. If you’re gonna hate, do it right.

    Most importantly, you’d have to hate TB because he owns your vaunted D and team, and will continue to do so. Hopefully you make the playoffs so we can get in you once again.

  4. richwizl says: Dec 7, 2012 7:39 PM

    Good, we don’t wanna hear how they were all beat up when we takem down. Go Patriots!

  5. jtchernak says: Dec 7, 2012 8:13 PM

    As a patriots fan I hope we win but texans fans are some of the best ,most ,respectful around. Don’t judge us patriots fans from the moron fans!

  6. htowntexan says: Dec 7, 2012 8:17 PM

    Texans don’t need this win like Pats do. We lose and then win out we have home field. I want Joseph and others healthy for playoffs. Hope they aren’t rushing folks back just to play in a meaningless game (Joseph came back too soon once already this season).

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 7, 2012 8:40 PM

    the Texans will be on a 2 game losing streak these next 2 weeks, cause after brady beats them, Luck will beat them next weekend!!!!

  8. dalucks says: Dec 7, 2012 9:20 PM

    As a Texans fan, beating the Patriots is very important because you want to know that you can beat the Patriots especially since we will probably play them again in January. Winning in Foxboro will be a great way to build confidence in yourselves and letting yourself know that the Texans are serious Super Bowl contender.
    Winning the game would be great, playing well in a close lose would be good but getting blown out would be a disaster.
    Having Jonathan Joseph and Bradie James healthy helps out alot.

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 7, 2012 10:35 PM

    “blackngold4life says:
    Dec 7, 2012 7:13 PM
    I think the way the Texans like to bat down balls at the line the Pats should be perfect being that Brady only throws 5 yard slants and outs all day to his hobbit WRs Eddlemen and Welker”

    Lol first of all Edelman is on injured reserve. Second you don’t watch the Pats much or you’d know he throw downfield a lot to Gronk who is of course out at the moment, Hernandez and Welker.

    As another poster said, go ahead and hate but at least know what you’re talking about.

  10. djaehne says: Dec 7, 2012 11:35 PM

    Texans don’t need the win but they are taking the win because they are wining out and 3-0 in the playoffs. Thats the schedule they are on.

  11. rockhill32 says: Dec 8, 2012 5:01 AM

    Texans don’t need this win. But it’s the Patriots Super Bowl. It’ll be fun watching the outmanned Patriots struggle against a superior Texans team. #trollingPatsFans

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