By David F. Cohen

Speaking to the media in Houston on Friday, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said that the chances of linebacker Jadeveon Clowney playing this weekend vs. the Eagles weren’t “looking good.”

While Clowney is battling back from a knee injury that has cost him all but two games of his rookie season, it appears he might miss this weekend’s game due to an illness, as opposed to a setback with his initial injury.

Clowney is considered a game time decision for Sunday.

News of Clowney potentially being out this weekend has to be music to the ears of Eagles’ coaches, who were going to have their hands full trying to guard both Clowney and defensive end J.J. Watt.

Although Clowney has played in just two games this season, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft showed the potential during both preseason and his limited regular season action to warrant attention from Eagles’ coaches if he did play.

The Eagles’ good luck they might have stumbled upon this weekend is nothing new, as last season they played the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers the week after quarterback Tony Romo, running back Adrian Peterson, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with injury.

Here is the status of the Birds’ walking wounded:

Player Injury Status
10/31/14 WR Brad Smith Groin “?” Sunday vs. Houston
10/31/14 CB Brandon Boykin Hamstring probable Sunday vs. Houston
10/31/14 TE Brent Celek Back probable Sunday vs. Houston
10/30/14 RB Darren Sproles (photo above) Knee probable Sunday vs. Houston
10/30/14 C Jason Kelce Hernia probable Sunday vs. Houston
10/30/14 G Todd Herremans Bicep probable Sunday vs. Houston
10/27/14 S Nate Allen Hamstring “?” Sunday vs. Houston
09/10/14 T Allen Barbre Ankle IR
09/10/14 G Evan Mathis Knee IR- designated return
09/10/14 LB Najee Goode Pectoral IR
09/04/14 WR Arrelious Benn Concussion IR
09/04/14 LB Travis Long Knee IR

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