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Shareece Wright, Ryan Griffin expected back for Week 9

After a weekend off following their Thursday night win against Miami, the Texans got healthier.

In fact, two players are expected to return to the starting lineup for Houston's Week 9 game at Denver. Tight end Ryan Griffin will play after missing the last two games with an illness. Cornerback Shareece Wright also has "a good chance to play," according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

"I think the depth is the big thing and then any time you can add a veteran like Shareece who's a really smart, savvy player and was helping us before, I think if we can get him back that would obviously help us," O'Brien said Wednesday.

Houston has been dealing with five injuries at the cornerback position, the latest being veteran Johnathan Joseph who suffered an ankle injury in the 42-32 win over the Dolphins. Both Kevin Johnson and Kayvon Webster are on injured reserve.

Wright, now in his eighth NFL season and first with the Texans, replaced Aaron Colvin after he was hurt on the opening drive of overtime in the Texans' win in Indianapolis.  

The (5-3) Texans will travel to Denver to face the (3-5) Broncos on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

Check out some of the best shots from WR Demaryius Thomas' NFL career. Photos via AP Images.

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