Texans CB Johnathan Joseph, LB Bradie James will sit out Tennessee game

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

November 30, 2012 12:37:55 PM PST
Texans coach Gary Kubiak says cornerback Johnathan Joseph, linebacker Bradie James and offensive linemen Derek Newton and Antoine Caldwell will miss Sunday's game at Tennessee.

All of those players sat out Friday's workout, as did cornerback Alan Ball, who has a sore foot. Kubiak had already ruled out linebacker Brooks Reed, who's sidelined indefinitely with a groin injury.

The Texans (10-1) can clinch a playoff spot with win in Tennessee (4-7).

Joseph (hamstring), Caldwell (hamstring), Newton (right knee) and James (hamstring) have sat out practices all week. Ball will be a game-time decision.