Houston Texans starting quarterback Deshaun Watson was limited in practice Thursday due to a chest ailment. Watson took a bevy of hits in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys in the chest area and was wincing a lot on the sideline.
Watson was only sacked one time, but the Cowboys got plenty of shots on him in the backfield.
Deshaun Watson limited (chest), Lamar Miller (chest), Jadeveon Clowney (illness) participated fully
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 11, 2018
Deshaun Watson was 33-for-44 versus the Cowboys for 375 yards. He threw one touchdown, one interception, and ran for 40 yards on 10 carries. The Texans won by a final score of 19-16 to improve their record to 2-3. Houston hosts the Buffalo Bills in Week 6.
The Texans are officially listing Watson as questionable for Week 6, but it would be a shock to many if he doesn't play. If for some reason Watson can't go, however, Houston will be forced to start Brandon Weeden. Mark Berman of Fox 26 shot a video of Watson talking with head coach Bill O'Brien Thursday while Weeden and third-stringer Joe Webb took reps.
During the individual portion of the #Texans workout that media can watch @deshaunwatson was on the field talking a great deal with Bill O'Brien while Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb III took the reps. pic.twitter.com/DEiLMunvzb
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 11, 2018
Both Weeden and Webb are below average quarterbacks, so the Texans better hope Deshaun Watson is able to go this Sunday. The second-year star out of Clemson has thrown for 1,621 yards on the season thus far, with eight touchdowns and five interceptions.