The Patriots apparently will face the Texans with only one quarterback.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that the team is expected to not put Jimmy Garoppolo in uniform on Thursday night. This would make Jacoby Brissett the one and only starter, with receiver Julian Edelman as the emergency option.
The report from Reiss contradicts an NFL Network report that Garoppolo will serve as the understudy to Brissett.
Tom Curran of CSN New England has reported that Garoppolo has a Grade 2 AC joint sprain, a 2-4 week injury that possibly would allow him to play in Week Four against the Bills. The next day, quarterback Tom Brady will return to the team, following the conclusion of his #DeflateGate suspension.