Houston Texans Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Clowney recorded two sacks in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Impact: One week after matching his career-high in sacks, Clowney added two more. He also had five tackles (three solo). The former No. 1 overall pick has now taken down the opposing quarterback in four consecutive weeks. He will look to stay hot in the Texans' Week 12 game against the Ravens.
News: McKinney finished Sunday's victory over the Cardinals with nine tackles (seven solo).
Impact: McKinney's tackle total marks his second highest of the season, as he logged 11 (four solo) in the Texans' season opener. The 25-year-old was the only defender on the team to see all 58 snaps.
News: Cunningham racked up five tackles (two solo) Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Impact: Cunningham has yet to record a sack this season, but has been relatively consistent in the tackle department. The rookie did his work across 37 snaps (64.0 percent).
News: Gilchrist logged just two solo tackles in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Impact: It was Gilchrist's second consecutive week with just two tackles. He has failed to record more than four since tallying a season high nine (seven solo) in Week 5. The 28-year-old logged 50 snaps (86.0 percent) in the contest.
News: Hal finished Sunday's victory over the Cardinals with four tackles (three solo) and an interception.
Impact: Hal's interception marked his third on the season. Also, it was his fourth consecutive game with at least four tackles. The 25-year-old did his work across 55 defensive snaps (95.0 percent), which was the second highest on the team.
News: Hamilton is expected to be promoted to the Texans' 53-man roster Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Hamilton joined the Texans' practice squad in September after spending the preseason in Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old will provide some much needed depth at wide receiver, with Will Fuller (ribs) and Chris Thompson (knee) battling injuries.
News: Blue (hamstring) is expected to take over as the top backup to starting running back Lamar Miller if healthy enough to play in the Week 12 game against the Ravens, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Blue, who was inactive for Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals while nursing the hamstring issue, has been stuck in the third-string role for much of the season with rookie D'Onta Foreman emerging as Miller's top complement. Foreman turned in his best outing of the season Sunday with 80 total yards and two scores, but he needed to be carted off the field following his 34-yard touchdown jaunt and is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles. Foreman will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the injury, but it's expected that he'll move to season-ending injured reserve, paving the way for Blue to reenter the picture on offense. It's still expected that Miller will see the overwhelming share of touches out of the backfield, but Blue should draw more intrigue in deeper settings with Foreman out of the mix.
News: Texans head coach Bill O'Brien indicated Monday that he was unsure if Fuller (ribs) would be available for the team's Week 12 matchup with the Ravens, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Fuller sat out Sunday's win over the Rams after injuring his ribs in the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Rams. Over his last two appearances -- which coincided with Tom Savage replacing the injured Deshaun Watson (knee) as the Texans' starting quarterback -- Fuller managed a combined four receptions for 47 yards on 11 targets. Given the dire state of the Texans' passing game under Savage along with the uncertain timetable for his recovery from the injury, Fuller might be worth cutting in most formats at this point, despite having racked up seven touchdowns over a four-game span earlier this season.
News: Fairbairn booted a 34-yard field goal and was successful on all four of his extra-point kicks in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.
Impact: Fairbairn had shanked field-goal attempts in each of the last two games, but he successfully converted all of his kicks in Sunday's win. More importantly for Fairbairn, who had just three points over the previous two games, Houston's offense was the best it's been under Tom Savage. If that keeps up, the second-year placekicker out of UCLA can be a viable kicker.
News: Fiedorowicz caught both of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.
Impact: In his second game back from an extended absence due to a concussion, Fiedorowicz experienced a drop in targets from six last week. That's partially due to the Texans making an effort to work the running game more against Arizona, a strategy that reduced targets across the board. And when they did throw, quarterback Tom Savage spread the targets around to seven different receivers. We expect a similar game plan that favors the rush Week 12 against the Ravens, who rank 26th against the run (120.8 yards per game).
News: Foreman will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm an initial diagnosis of a ruptured Achilles tendon, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Texans won't make an official announcement on Foreman's status until after the results of the MRI are read, but the expectation is that the rookie running back will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Foreman suffered the injury while finishing off a 34-yard touchdown run in Sunday's win over Arizona, his second score of the day as part of a 10-carry, 65-yard effort on the ground. With Foreman likely sidelined the rest of the way, Alfred Blue (hamstring) -- if healthy -- should step back in as the main backup to Lamar Miller beginning with a Week 12 matchup with Baltimore.