Pregame Notes | Dolphins at Texans

  • Rookie tight end Mike Gesicki will be in the lineup against the Houston Texans and is expected to start at tight end.
  • Gesicki was listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week because of a shoulder injury he sustained in the game against Detroit last Sunday.
  • Tight end A.J. Derby, who is listed as the starter on the depth chart, will miss his fourth consecutive game because of a foot injury. He also had been listed as questionable on the injury report.
  • Wide receiver Jakeem Grant is expected to make his second start of the season in place of the injured Kenny Stills.
  • Grant also started the game against the New York Jets in Week 2.
  • Stills will be inactive because of the groin injury he sustained late in the game against Detroit.
  • Wide receiver DeVante Parker will be active for the third time this season and is expected to be in the starting lineup.
  • Parker played in the games against the Oakland Raiders in Week 3 and against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.
  • Along with Derby and Stills, the Dolphins inactives will include quarterback Ryan Tannehill, defensive end Cameron Malveaux, tackle Sam Young and defensive end Charles Harris.
  • Quarterback Brock Osweiler and cornerback Xavien Howard, who grew up in Houston, will serve as game captains and join season captains Bobby McCain, Walt Aikens and John Denney.
  • The list of Texans inactives is made up of the seven players who were ruled out Wednesday: WR Keke Coutee, CB Aaron Colvin, S Andre Hal, CB Shareece Wright, ILB Brian Peters, G/C Zach Fulton and TE Ryan Griffin.
  • The Dolphins will wear their all-white uniforms.