On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Sep. 25, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Play 60 at the Park pres. by Texas Children's Hospital

    Join us at Levy Park (3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098) on Monday, Sept. 25 from 4-7 PM for fun-filled events to keep your kids active!

    Complete details snd registration info - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Play60Park.html

  • Tue., Sep. 26, 2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans DE Chirstian Covington from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Sep. 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 801 Telephone Road, Houston, TX 77023

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

News

Print
RSS

Good news for Texans ILBs

Posted Nov 20, 2013

After multiple injuries on defense, the Texans inside linebackers could be close to full strength for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.

After multiple injuries on defense, the Texans inside linebackers could be close to full strength for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.

“Joe practiced today and all indications are, if things go good this week, he’ll be back,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. “That’s a big plus.”

Joe Mays returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the Texans’ 28-23 loss to Oakland with knee and abdomen injuries.

"I felt good today, getting back out there on the field, running around, moving around," Mays said. "I didn't feel any pain or discomfort. It felt good."

With Mays out against the Oakland Raiders, Darryl Sharpton started alongside Jeff Tarpinian, the free agent signed on October 28. Sharpton logged 19 tackles, 11 solo in the game. Sharpton, who dealt with multiple injuries that kept him out of training camp and the season opener at San Diego, has been a consistent performer despite having limited practice reps.

“Yeah, I’m real pleased with him (Sharpton),” Kubiak said. “We’ve got a group of guys that aren’t practicing very much football that we’re counting on playing on Sunday. And he’s on the top of the list. Really, he’s practices maybe a little bit on Friday and plays. Just grateful that he’s holding up and he’s playing well. And he goes out there with a guy last week who had been here for 10 days and he’s got to tell him what to do. You think about how he’s handled the situation when Joe (Mays) was out and (Jeff) Tarpinian playing with him, you have to be impressed.”

Tarpinian stepped up in his first start as a Texan with 20 tackles and one pass defensed for the injured Mays.

Twitter.com/DeepSlant

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News