Akeem Hunt will be in the Game Plan
With Alfred Blue ailing with a calf injury and Jonathan Grimes already ruled out due to an illness, Akeem Hunt will be part of the game plan offensively. Hunt was signed shortly before the Jacksonville game and rewarded the Texans with some big play ability as he had 8 carries for 52 yards (6.5 ypc) with a long run of 17 yards. Hunt also had a 32-yard run negated due to a questionable holding call but the fact remains that Hunt adds instant offense for the Texans.
“Nothing surprising about what he did against Jacksonville. I thought he had earned the right to be up on the 53 roster and then the gameday roster and he went out there and played very well,” O’Brien stated.
“As far as how many more snaps he’ll get and things like that, I think that’s all dictated by how we approach this game, how we’re going to try to attack the Raiders,” said O’Brien. “He’ll be in the game plan.”
Alfred Blue Watch
The Texans are keeping an eye on Alfred Blue and his calf injury which limited him last Sunday against Jacksonville. Blue did not practice to open the week and his status will remain a game time decision as Monday closes in.
“I’m optimistic about it,” said Blue of playing on Monday Night.
Blue likes what the backfield is looking like now with the addition on Hunt and how different each back is for the Texans.
“I feel like we have a very diverse backfield. I feel like everybody brings something to the table,” Blue explained. “In the last game, the Jaguars game, we rotated a lot of guys in there and were able to run the ball a lot more effectively.”
For the season, Blue has 46 rushes for 225 yards, while averaging a career high 4.9 yards a carry.
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