Despite dealing with an illness, Mario Edwards Jr. will play for the Oakland Raiders versus the Houston Texans.

Hours before the playoff game, Oakland announced that the defensive end was downgraded to questionable with an illness. Despite the late designation, Edwards will play.

Edwards spent most of the year on IR, missing 14 games due to a hip injury.

Quarterback Matt McGloin (shoulder) is active and will serve as the backup to Connor Cook, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Oakland ruled out starting left tackle Donald Penn on Friday.

Quarterback Derek Carr (ankle), safety Nate Allen (concussion) and Penn (knee) are all inactive for the Raiders.

As expected, receivers Amari Cooper (shoulder) and Michael Crabtree (finger) are both active.

Here are some other injuries we are keeping track of as the playoffs begin:

1. Texans quarterback Tom Savage (concussion) and linebacker John Simon (chest) are inactive against the Raiders.

2. Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski (shoulder) was added to the injury report and is questionable to play Sunday against the Giants.

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