Keenum and Welker out Sunday

Houston quarterback Case Keenum and Denver receiver Wes Welker

are both inactive as expected for Sunday’s game.

Keenum was ruled out on Wednesday and the Broncos said Welker

wouldn’t play on Friday. Keenum has a thumb injury and Welker will

miss his second straight game after sustaining his second

concussion in four weeks on Dec. 8.

Matt Schaub, benched in favor of Keenum after six games, will

start for Houston. Also inactive for Houston are tight end Garrett

Graham, receiver DeVier Posey, safety Jawanza Starling, guard Alex

Kupper and tackle Andrew Gardner.

Other inactive players for Denver are quarterback Zac Dysert,

running back C.J. Anderson, cornerback Kayvon Webster, guard Chris

Kuper, defensive end Derek Wolfe and defensive tackle Sione