The Texans are not required to give an injury report until Wednesday, so head coach Gary Kubiak politely declined to disclose injury information at his Monday afternoon news conference at Reliant Stadium.
Kubiak was asked about tight end
“We’re going to talk about injuries on Wednesday,” Kubiak said. “So we’ll update you guys. That’ll be the first time we’ll talk about that.”
Graham suffered a concussion earlier in the season at Tennessee. He missed the next game, which was the Texans’ 42-14 loss at New England on Dec. 10, before returning a week later. The Texans’ second tight end, Graham is crucial to the versatility of an offense that frequently uses two- and three-tight end sets with
Other than Graham, the Texans did not appear to suffer any notable injuries against the Bengals. Daniels left the game in the third quarter but returned on the next series and made a seven-yard catch.
“Getting Brooks back, I think, makes us more balanced in our pass rush and what we’re doing, and that’s going to be important,” Kubiak said. “We didn’t have Brooks last time we went down there, so that’s a nice thing to have back. We didn’t have Newton last time, so it’s nice to have Newton back. That’ll be important.”