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Jon Greenard could return this week, Jordan Jenkins expected to miss time

The Texans could get their sack leader in Jonathan Greenard back this week when they play the New York Jets.

In his seven starts this season, Greenard has seven sacks, nine quarterback hits, three passes defensed and a forced fumble. The defensive lineman did not make the trip to Tennessee due to illness but is expected back at practice this week.

"We'll know more about it on Wednesday," Head Coach David Culley said Monday. "We anticipate him being limited, but we'll kind of see where he is right now."

Jordan Jenkins won't be suiting up to face his former team in Week 12. Drafted by the Jets in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft, Jenkins led the team in sacks in each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons. This year with the Texans, Jenkins has recorded 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hits and three tackles for loss in eight games played.

Jenkins left Sunday's game against the Titans with a knee injury and did not return.

"We're not really sure yet how serious Jordan's (Jenkins) injury is," Culley said. "I know he will probably be out for at least a couple of weeks. We're not for sure yet if he's going to have surgery, but it could be a couple of weeks with him, but no, we brought up Derek Rivers this past week. We've played seven or eight guys. Sometimes we've had seven up and not eight. We still have those seven guys, regardless if Jonathan (Greenard) or Jordan (Jenkins) is ready to go. We'll just go with the guys that we've got."

The Texan will host the Jets on Sunday at NRG Stadium on CBS and SportsRadio 610.Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.

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