DeAndre Hopkins: "I feel a lot better"

DeAndre Hopkins appears to be trending upwards, heading into the Texans regular season finale on Sunday. The All-Pro receiver has been limited in practice with an ankle injury suffered on the final scoring drive in Week 15 against the New York Jets.

“I feel a lot better,” Hopkins said Thursday. “Training room staff – those guys did a great job last week of helping me get to the game and right now, just trying to get it full.”

Hopkins, a gametime decision at Philadelphia, finished with a team-high nine receptions for 104 yards receiving in the 32-30 loss to the Eagles. Having missed just one game in his six-year career (Week 17, 2017), he hopes to help his team secure an AFC South title with a win against the Jaguars this week.

“I expect a tough game,” Hopkins said. “Those guys always give us a tough game. I don’t think I would like it any other way.”

The Texans have clinched a playoff spot, but can still win an AFC South division title with a win on Sunday. Houston will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday’s regular season finale. Kickoff is set for 12 noon on CBS and SportsRadio 610.