Mike Mohamed will miss time due to an injury, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. The inside linebacker, a full go in practice on Wednesday, did not participate on Thursday. He was listed on the official injury report with a calf injury.
"I don't know exactly what it is, but he's going to miss some time," O'Brien said Thursday. "I feel bad for the guy personally. I have a lot of respect for Mike. Mike works very hard, been through a lot, great family guy, a really good pro but he's probably going to miss some time here."
Mohamed, entering his third season with the Texans, played in 14 games with two starts last year contributing on defense as well as special teams. It was the first season he had extended playing time on defense, amassing 58 tackles, six passes defensed, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits. As for who will step up in his place at weakside linebacker, it won't be just one player.
"It will be a function of a lot of different guys," O'Brien said. "We've got some pretty versatile inside linebackers that can do a lot of different things so it will be different guys."
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