Texans list Foster as questionable

It's uncertain if the Texans will have Arian Foster when they take on the Browns Sunday.

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The Houston Texans have listed Arian Foster as questionable for Sunday’s game in Cleveland vs. the Browns.

Foster, the NFL’s second-leading rusher, did not practice all week due to a groin injury. The Texans will have to make a decision on Foster’s status 90 minutes prior to Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff.

Foster’s primary backup is rookie Alfred Blue, who’s run 68 times for 234 yards on the season.

The Texans have the NFL’s fourth-best rushing offense and the Browns have the league’s 28th best run defense. The Browns defense suffered a blow when the team placed starting defensive end Phil Taylor on injured-reserve on Friday.

The Browns will also again play without Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron and special teams player/backup safety Johnson Bademosi due to concussions. Starting safety Tashaun Gipson, the NFL’s interception leader with six, practiced Friday for the first time all week after suffering a concussion and is questionable for Sunday.

The Texans will be without starting cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee) but listed linebackers Brian Cushing and Jadeveon Clowney as probable. The Browns will likely start Billy Winn (toe-probable) at defensive end in Taylor’s place.