Texans downgrade CB Steven Nelson to out against the Colts

The Houston Texans will be without one of their starting cornerbacks as they face the Indianapolis Colts.

The Texans downgraded cornerback Steven Nelson from questionable to out. Nelson, who did not practice on Friday, was listed as having an illness on the injury report. The Texans did not bring Nelson to travel with them to Lucas Oil Stadium for Week 18.

With first-rounder Derek Stingley already on injured reserve and Desmond King filling in on the outside, the Texans will turn to Tremon Smith once more to play on the opposite side. Smith had two interceptions in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys when both Stingley and Nelson were out.

Kickoff is slated for 12:00 p.m. Central Time.


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Story originally appeared on Texans Wire