On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrell Powe at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador and former linebacker Danny Clark at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

News

Print
RSS

If Brandon Brooks can't go, Ben Jones is capable

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Starting right guard Brandon Brooks is injured, and listed as day-to-day. Backup Ben Jones, however, will be ready to go if needed.

For the second straght day, starting right guard Brandon Brooks was not on the practice field at the Houston Methodist Training Center. A toe injury has hobbled the second-year lineman, and it's unkown yet whether or not he'll play Sunday night at San Francisco.

"He's day-to-day," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He's battling his toe. We kept him inside yesterday. He came out a little bit today and went back inside. But we'll see where we're at tomorrow."

Brooks was injured during Sunday's loss to Seattle, and if he doesn't play, fellow second-year offensive lineman Ben Jones would likely take his spot. Jones started at right guard for the bulk of 2012 as a rookie. This season, however, his work has been more limited and in relief of left guard Wade Smith.

"He did play some in the game," Kubiak said of Jones. "He spelled Wade for a couple series and he played well. We've got a lot of confidence in Ben."

Kubiak, as well as offensive coordinator Rick Dennison were both complimentary of Jones.

"He played a lot of football for us last year," Kubiak said. "I like Ben's energy. Ben loves to play. He's a young player just like Brandon. He brings a lot to our group when he's in there. He's ready to go if Brandon can't go. He's getting reps."

Jones was a three-year captain as a center at Georgia. In Week 2 last season at Jacksonville he was inserted as the team's right guard, and wound up being voted the Texans' rookie of the year by his teammates. His versatility, and ability to play both guard spots as well as center are big pluses for the Texans.

"I’m just happy to get in there and play, giving Wade a break or helping Brandon when he needs help out," Jones said. "Any time I can get in there and help out this team, I’m glad to help out.”

Dennison said Jones' impact on the Texans was felt from the moment he joined the franchise in May of 2012.

“Ben, since he got here, has been a very bright guy," Dennison said. "He swings it inside and can handle all of the three (positions). He’s really progressed. He’ll be in sync with the rest of the guys up front because he’s been practicing and played a lot last year.”

Twitter.com/DoughertyDrew

Recent News

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