|Week 17 (JAC) - Average||1.9||0.4||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0||0.0|
|Week 17 (JAC) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (JAC) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (JAC) - Nathan Zegura||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Average||20.0||6.0||2.0||1.0||1.0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||20||6||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||20||6||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||20||6||2||1||1||0||0||0|
Rank Among Leaders
|Texans defense largely healthy Thursday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/5/13) The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.
Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday.
|Whitney Mercilus keeps up the heat |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(10/7/13) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus sacked Colin Kaepernick for a 6-yard loss in the loss at San Francisco, giving him 4 1/2 sacks this season. That's tied for eighth in the NFL.
Mercilus has 3 1/2 sacks in the past two weeks.
|Whitney Mercilus ready to play opener |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/13) It's all but official: Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus will play Monday night. He has overcome a hamstring injury to practice every day this week, including Saturday, and is listed as probable for the game.
Mercilus looks to take the momentum gained in his rookie year of 2012 and run with it. He started just three of 16 games, but registered six sacks to begin justifying his first-round draft status.