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Week 14 Patriots vs Texans Injury Report: TE Gronkowski Will Play, Rookie DE Grissom Benched

The New England Patriots will play the Houston Texans with their best offense of the past few weeks. Tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler will play, as will wide receiver Danny Amendola. Safety Patrick Chung is also active.

The Patriots have named the following players as inactive:

OL Josh Kline

WR Julian Edelman

LB Dont'a Hightower

DE Geneo Grissom

DT Sealver Siliga

S Tavon Wilson

WR Damaris Johnson

Kline, Edelman, and Hightower were expected to be out. Grissom has been benched for missing a major assignment on the Eagles blocked punt last week. Siliga and Wilson are weekly inactives when the Patriots expect to focus more three-receiver packages, while the health of Amendola made Johnson expendable.

Rookie cornerback Justin Coleman and newly signed cornerback Leonard Johnson are both active.

The Texans have named the following inactives:

OL Oday Aboushi

TE Garrett Graham

S Rahim Moore

CB Darryl Morris

DE Jeoffrey Pagan

LB Justin Tuggle

QB Brandon Weeden

Defensive lineman J.J. Watt will play through his broken hand injury.