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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 18

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:59:49 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot) is listed as questionable for the wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 9. CB A.J. Bouye (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), SS Quintin Demps (shoulder), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist), C Ben Jones (knee), P Shane Lechler (hamstring), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), OT Derek Newton (elbow, shoulder), LB John Simon (chest), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) are listed as probable. Clowney did not participate in the team's walkthrough Friday, Jan. 8. Johnson, Lechler, Newton and Watt were limited during the walkthrough, while the other players fully participated.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for wild-card weekend

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:30:52 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot), CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist), P Shane Lechler (hamstring), OT Derek Newton (elbow, shoulder) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) were limited. CB A.J. Bouye (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), S Quintin Demps (shoulder), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), C Ben Jones (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), LB John Simon (chest) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) participated fully.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for wild-card weekend

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:55:21 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 6. TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist), C Ben Jones (knee), P Shane Lechler (hamstring), OT Derek Newton (elbow, shoulder), LB John Simon (chest) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) were limited. CB A.J. Bouye (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), S Quintin Demps (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) participated fully.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:48:47 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot) has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. DE Jeoffrey Pagan (illness) is listed as questionable, while CB A.J. Bouye (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), DE Jared Crick (back), QB B.J. Daniels (chest), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Kevin Johnson (foot), C Ben Jones (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), FS Rahim Moore (illness), OT Derek Newton (elbow), LB Brian Peters (chest), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) are listed as probable. Clowney did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1. Griffin, Jones, Newton, Pagan and Peters were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:42:28 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot) and DE Jeoffrey Pagan (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. CB A.J. Bouye (knee), DE Jared Crick (back), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), C Ben Jones (ankle), OT Derek Newton (elbow) and LB Brian Peters (chest) were limited during practice. LB Max Bullough (shoulder), QB B.J. Daniels (chest), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Kevin Johnson (foot), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), FS Rahim Moore (illness), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:22:19 -0800

Houston Texans CB A.J. Bouye (knee), LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot) and DE Jeoffrey Pagan (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. DE Jared Crick (back), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), C Ben Jones (ankle), OT Derek Newton (elbow) and LB Brian Peters (chest) were limited, while LB Max Bullough (shoulder), WR B.J. Daniels (chest), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Kevin Johnson (foot), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), S Rahim Moore (illness), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) practiced in full.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 16

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 17:29:08 -0800

Houston Texans FS Rahim Moore (illness) has been ruled out for the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans. DE Jared Crick (back) is listed as questionable, while LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), DT Christian Covington (ankle), QB B.J. Daniels (chest), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), C Ben Jones (hand, ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), OT Derek Newton (elbow), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DE J.J. Watt (hand, groin) are listed as probable. Crick and Moore did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 25. Griffin and Newton were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 16

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:29:27 -0800

Houston Texans DE Jared Crick (back) and FS Rahim Moore (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24. TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles'), OT Derek Newton (elbow) and DE J.J. Watt (hand, groin) was limited during practice, while LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring),DT Christian Covington (ankle), QB B.J. Daniels (chest), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), C Ben Jones (hand, ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 15

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:14:04 -0800

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) and DT Christian Covington (ankle) have been ruled out for the Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts. LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), LB Brian Cushing (hip), FS Quintin Demps (groin), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), C Ben Jones (hand), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and DE J.J. Watt (hand) are listed as probable. Covington and Hoyer did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 18. Clowney and Watt were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 15

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:40:30 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), LB Brian Cushing (hip), QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) and DE J.J. Watt (hand) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 17. LB Max Bullough (shoulder), S Quintin Demps (groin), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), C Ben Jones (hand) and LB Whitney Mercilus (back) practiced in full.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 15

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:25:03 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), LB Brian Cushing (hip) and DE J.J. Watt (hand) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 16. LB Max Bullough (shoulder), S Quintin Demps (groin), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), C Ben Jones (hand) and LB Whitney Mercilus (back) participated fully.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:05:53 -0800

Houston Texans OG Brandon Brooks (illness, toe), OT Duane Brown (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), DT Christian Covington (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (calf), C Ben Jones (hip), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), OT Derek Newton (elbow, knee) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) are probable for Week 14 against the New England Patriots. Watt did not practice Friday, Dec. 11, while the others all practiced in full.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 14

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:59:58 -0800

Houston Texans OG Brandon Brooks (illness, toe), OT Duane Brown (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), DT Christian Covington (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (calf), C Ben Jones (hip), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) and LB Whitney Mercilus (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 10. OT Derek Netwon (elbow, knee) was limited during practice.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 14

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:49:26 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), OT Derek Newton (elbow, knee) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, hand) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 9. OG Brandon Brooks (illness), OT Duane Brown (knee), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), NT Christian Covington (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (calf), C Ben Jones (hip) and LB Whitney Mercilus (back) were listed as having practiced in full.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 13

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:00:25 -0800

Houston Texans LB Max Bullough (hamstring, shoulder), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), OT Derek Newton (elbow), LB John Simon (groin), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (shoulder) and DE J.J. Watt (groin) are listed as probable for the Week 13 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Watt was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 4, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 13

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 16:14:39 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 3. OT Derek Newton (elbow) was limited, while LB Max Bullough (shoulder, hamstring), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), LB John Simon (groin) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 13

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:57:17 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 2. CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) and OT Derek Newton (elbow) were limited. LB Max Bullough (shoulder, hamstring), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), LB John Simon (groin) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (shoulder) participated fully.

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Texans | Friday status report for Week 12

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:51:31 -0800

Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (elbow), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee, wrist), CB A.J. Bouye (concussion), LB Max Bullough (shoulder, hamstring), LB Jadeveon Clowney (wrist), DT Christian Covington (hip), LB Akeem Dent(hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and S Eddie Pleasant (neck) are listed as probable for Week 12.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 12

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:27:37 -0800

Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 26. CB Johnathan Joseph (knee, wrist) was limited. CB A.J. Bouye (concussion), LB Max Bullough (shoulder, hamstring), LB Jadeveon Clowney (wrist), DT Christian Covington (hip), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (ankle), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and S Eddie Pleasant (neck) were full participants.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:39:29 -0800

Houston Texans CB A.J. Bouye (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. CBs Kareem Jackson (ankle) and Johnathan Joseph (knee, wrist) were limited. LB Max Bullough (shoulder, hamstring), LB Jadeveon Clowney (wrist), DT Christian Covington (hip), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), OT Derek Newton (elbow) S Eddie Pleasant (neck) and RB Chris Polk (knee, hamstring) participated fully.

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Texans | Wednesday injury report for Week 5

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:43:19 -0700

Houston Texans S Quintin Demps (hamstring) and LB Akeem Dent (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Oct. 8. S Lonnie Ballentine (knee) and LB Whitney Mercilus (thigh) are questionable, while OT Duane Brown (hand), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (shoulder, knee), LB Brian Cushing (foot), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip), OT Derek Newton (ankle), S Eddie Pleasant (thigh), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DT Vince Wilfork (ankle) are probable. Demps, Dent and Mercilus didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 7. Ballentine, Brown, Clowney, Joseph and Pleasant were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Texans | Tuesday practice report for Week 5

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:52:50 -0700

Houston Texans S Quintin Demps (hamstring), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring) and LB Whitney Mercilus (thigh) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 6. S Lonnie Ballentine (knee), OT Duane Brown (hand), LB Jadeveon Clowney (shoulder, knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) and S Eddie Pleasant (thigh) were limited. LBs Max Bullough (shoulder) and Brian Cushing (foot), OT Derek Newton (ankle), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and DT Vince Wilfork (ankle) participated fully.

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Texans | Monday practice report for Week 5

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:59:37 -0700

Houston Texans SS Quintin Demps (hamstring), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring) and LB Whitney Mercilus (thigh) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 5. RB Chris Polk (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) and SS Eddie Pleasant (thigh) were limited, while LB Max Bullough (shoulder), OT Derek Newton (ankle), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and Vince Wilfork (ankle) fully participated.

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Texans | Jadeveon Clowney won't play in preseason game

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:52:09 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play in the team's third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 30, as the team continues to follow a medical plan for their linebacker. Houston is likely to ease Clowney in the rotation with LBs Whitney Mercilus and John Simon. "I'm rusty," Clowney said. "I'm just trying to get as many reps as I can. Tell coach to put me in as much as possible. They're not trying to rush me back. Working me in slowly. I'll still be trying to get as many reps as I can so I can get ready for the game."

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Texans | Whitney Mercilus signs extension

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:47:53 -0700

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus signed a four-year contract extension worth $26 million Monday, May 4. The deal includes $10.5 million in guaranteed money.

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Texans | Still deciding on Whitney Mercilus option

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:50:09 -0700

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus is the subject of conversation about whether his fifth-year option will be picked up, according to general manager Rick Smith.

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Texans | Friday injury report

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:57:41 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and QB Tom Savage (knee) have been ruled out for Week 17. OG Brandon Brooks (ankle, knee), OT Tyson Clabo (shoulder), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (back), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), DT Ryan Pickett (groin), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) are listed as probable. Graham, Mohamed, Posey and Savage did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 26. Cushing, Joseph, Mercilus and Tarpinian fully participated in practice, while the other players were limited.

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Texans | Thursday practice report

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:36:22 -0800

Houston Texans OG Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), TE Garrett Graham (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (head), DT Ryan Pickett (groin), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and QB Tom Savage (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 25. OT Tyson Clabo (shoulder), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (back), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) were limited participants, and LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back, finger) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) practiced in full.

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Texans | Wednesday's practice report

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:57:39 -0800

Houston Texans OG Brandon Brooks (ankle, knee), TE Garrett Graham (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (concussion) and QB Tom Savage (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. OT Tyson Clabo (shoulder), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (back), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) were each listed as limited participants in practice. LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back, finger) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) each practiced in full.

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Texans | Friday practice report for Week 16

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:21:34 -0800

Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee), TE Garrett Graham (ankle) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.

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Texans | Thursday practice report

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:17:36 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. LB Brian Cushing (ankle) was limited, while OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (non-injury) practiced in full.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:31:05 -0800

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (ankle), TE Garrett Graham (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and DE J.J. Watt (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were limited.

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Texans | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:50:36 -0800

The Houston Texans have declared CB Andre Hal, WR Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham, S Josh Aubrey, QB Thaddeus Lewis, LB Whitney Mercilus, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 15.

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Texans | Friday injury report

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:16:07 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) are out for Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (back, ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee, Achilles'), S Danieal Manning (hamstring) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) are probable. Graham, Mercilus and Su'a-Filo didn't practice Friday, Dec. 12, while the others practiced in full.

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Texans | Thursday practice report

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:55:12 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee, Achilles'), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) did not practice. LB Brian Cushing (back, ankle) was limited. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), S Danieal Manning (hamstring) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were full in practice.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:15:39 -0800

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (back), TE Garrett Graham (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee, Achilles'), LB Whitney Mercilus (back) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), S Danieal Manning (hamstring) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) practiced in full.

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Texans | Whitney Mercilus to continue filling in

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:13:24 -0800

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus will continue to fill in for LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), who is out for the remainder of the season.

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Texans | Friday injury report

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:14:45 -0800

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. LB Max Bullough (hamstring) is questionable, while OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Akeem Dent (neck), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) are probable. Jackson did not practice Friday, Nov. 21. Bullough, Clowney, Cushing, Dent and Joseph were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Texans | Thursday practice report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:54:24 -0800

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee) and Akeem Dent (neck) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) were limited. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) participated fully.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:46:17 -0800

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Akeem Dent (neck) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) all were limited in practice. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) all fully practiced.

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Texans | Friday injury report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:33:28 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles. LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness), LB Brian Cushing (knee) and CB Darryl Morris (ankle) are questionable, while RB Alfred Blue (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), LB Brooks Reed (groin), CB Jumal Rolle (wrist) and LB John Simon (ankle) are probable. Tarpinian, Clowney and Morris didn't practice Friday, Oct. 31. Cushing, Blue, Joseph, Reed and Simon were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Texans | Thursday practice report

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:57 -0700

Houston Texans LBs Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30. RB Alfred Blue (ankle), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB John Simon (ankle) were limited. DE Tim Jamison (groin), LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder) and CB Jumal Rolle (wrist) practiced fully.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:25:33 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Brooks Reed (groin) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. RB Alfred Blue (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB John Simon (ankle) were limited, while DE Tim Jamison (groin) and LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Texans | Jadeveon Clowney could miss a month

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:52:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has a torn lateral meniscus and he might miss four to six weeks as a result of the Week 1 injury. LB Whitney Mercilus will move into the starting lineup in his absence.

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Texans | Whitney Mercilus becoming more versatile

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:59:10 -0700

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus has been working on dropping back in coverage this offseason, and he said he is excited about his role in defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's scheme. "More drops into coverage instead of solely rushing, rushing, rushing," Mercilus said. "So now, (I am) understanding concepts and formations of the offense and being able to drop back into coverage, understanding what are my keys, what am I reading for, and reacting between pass and run, especially when I do have to drop back into coverage."

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Texans | Defense to consist of moving parts

Wed, 28 May 2014 09:45:55 -0700

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel plans to be flexible with his defense and move guys around to create different looks for the opponent this year in his 3-4 defense. "You have to be flexible and be able to adapt to what your players can do, and you have to be able to adapt to what your opponent's doing," Crennel said. "It changes all the time." DE J.J. Watt could line up in a three-point stance or he might stand up. LB Jadeveon Clowney can stand in the base defense and drop in passing situations. LB Brooks Reed can play inside and outside and LB Whitney Mercilus can switch sides.

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Texans | Whitney Mercilus could move to DE

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:13:07 -0800

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus could move the defensive end if the team moves to a 4-3 defensive alignment.

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Texans | Wednesday injury report for Week 14

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:55:29 -0800

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (ribs), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), LB Joe Mays (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), C Chris Myers (elbow), LB Darryl Sharpton (knee), G Wade Smith (knee) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and are probable for Week 14. S Shiloh Keo (neck), CB Brice McCain (hamstring), T Derek Newton (knee), DE Antonio D. Smith (non-injury), S Jawanza Starling (hamstring) and S D.J. Swearinger (foot) all fully practiced and are probable. RB Greg Jones (knee) was limited in practice and is questionable.

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Texans | Tuesday practice report for Week 14

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:27:38 -0800

Houston Texans DE Antonio D. Smith (non-injury) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 3. CB Kareem Jackson (ribs), RB Greg Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), LB Joe Mays (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), C Chris Myers (elbow), LB Darryl Sharpton (knee), OG Wade Smith (knee) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were limited. S Shiloh Keo (neck), CB Brice McCain (hamstring), OT Derek Newton (knee), S Jawanza Starling (hamstring) and S D.J. Swearinger (foot) practiced in full.

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Texans | Monday practice report for Week 14

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:45:47 -0800

Houston Texans FB Greg Jones (knee), OG Wade Smith (knee), LB Joe Mays (knee), LB Darryl Sharpton (knee) and CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 2. C Chris Myers (elbow), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and CB Kareem Jackson (ribs) were limited during practice. OT Derek Newton (knee), CB Brice McCain (hamstring), FS D.J. Swearinger (foot), SS Shiloh Keo (neck) and SS Jawanza Starling (hamstring) fully participated in practice. The Texans did not practice Monday and this is an estimation.

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