Patriots are missing two players against the Texans because of illness

Tight end Ryan Izzo and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor are both inactive.

New England Patriots tight end Ryan Izzo warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Ryan Izzo. –AP

HOUSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are without two players on Sunday night against the Houston Texans because of an illness that swept through the locker room this week.

Tight end Ryan Izzo and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor are both inactive because of the illness. Also inactive for New England are cornerback Jason McCourty (groin), defensive tackle Byron Cowart (head), running back Damien Harris, quarterback Cody Kessler and offensive lineman Korey Cunningham.

Inactive for Houston are outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett (shoulder), defensive end Carlos Watkins (hamstring), cornerback Gareon Conley (hip), defensive end Angelo Blackson (shoulder) and wide receivers Keke Coutee and Steven Mitchell.