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Texans WR Hopkins uncertain against Bucs


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Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins is hopeful of playing in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and hasn’t been cleared to play.

Hopkins practiced on Friday and was listed as probable by the Texans. But coach Bill O’Brien emphasized Hopkins had more steps to take before he can return.

“He’s got to pass the test before he’s allowed to play,” coach Bill O’Brien said after practice. “He practiced today. He looked alright.”

Hopkins suffered the concussion in last Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

O’Brien also confirmed that running back Arian Foster (groin) isn’t yet ready to return.

“He won’t play this week, but he’s doing well,” O’Brien said.

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