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DeAndre Hopkins to play, Arian Foster, Duane Brown out for Texans vs. Buccaneers

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The Houston Texans are going to continue to have significant problems on offense this week, as Arian Foster and left tackle Duane Brown are once again out for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Texans have struggled to run the ball without both of those players, and there's no reason to believe that'll be any better against the Bucs.

In good news for Houston and bad news for the Bucs, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has passed his concussion test and was able to participate fully in Friday's practice, signaling a very likely return to the field on Sunday. He's officially listed as probable.

For the Bucs, D.J. Swearinger, T.J. Fatinikun, Mike Jenkins and Gerald McCoy are all listed as questionable, but should suit up on Sunday. A little worryingly, McCoy was still limited on Friday whereas the other three players managed to get to full participation. The Bucs will likely be without center Evan Smith and safety Major Wright, neither of whom practiced at all this week. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is out with a long-term injury. Mike Evans is listed as probable and participated fully in every practice this week, so his slow start to the season should come to an end on Sunday.