The Rams will be without one of their defensive starters on Sunday, as outside linebacker Robert Quinn is inactive for the matchup with Houston.
Tight end Derek Carrier, a key special teams and offensive contributor, is also inactive for Sunday.
Both Quinn (illness) and Carrier (hamstring) were listed as doubtful for Sunday after the week of practice.
With Quinn out, outside linebacker Matt Longacre is expected to start. Longacre is currently tied with defensive lineman Aaron Donald and outside linebacker Connor Barwin for the team lead at 4.0 sacks.
With Carrier out, rookie Johnny Mundt is active and expected to serve as the Rams' third tight end alongside Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett. Mundt was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday.
Running back Lance Dunbar is also active for the first time this year, having been moved to the 53-man roster from the physically unable to perform list on Saturday.
Below is the full list of inactives for both teams.
QB Brandon Allen
RB Justin Davis
RB Malcolm Brown
OT Cornelius Lucas
TE Derek Carrier
WR Mike Thomas
OLB Robert Quinn
QB Josh Johnson
CB Treston Decoud
ILB Dylan Cole
OG Kyler Fuller
DE Joel Heath
NT Chunky Clements