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Texans place Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve

Coby Fleener, Darryl Sharpton AP

The Texans are down a linebacker for their playoff game against the Bengals.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Darryl Sharpton is done for the season as a result of a hip injury. Sharpton was injured in Sunday’s loss to the Colts, an injury that coach Gary Kubiak said left him concerned after the game.

The Texans have a fair amount of practice at playing without Sharpton this season. He started the year on the PUP list because of a quad injury that ended his 2011 season and made his debut in Week 11 against the Jaguars. He started five of the final seven games at inside linebacker, providing the Texans with help they needed after Brian Cushing was lost for the season.

Tim Dobbins, the likeliest replacement next to Bradie James, hurt his shoulder against the Colts and the Texans have still more injury concerns at linebacker. Outside linebacker Brooks Reed is battling a groin injury and did not play against the Colts. Kubiak said if Reed can walk, “he’s going to play.”

McClain reports that the Texans have brought back linebacker Mister Alexander to take Sharpton’s spot on the roster. That’s Mr. Mister Alexander to you, though.

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9 Responses to “Texans place Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve”
  1. texanfan62 says: Jan 1, 2013 1:33 PM

    Doesn’t Matter their Done.Period!

  2. kvvvv2391 says: Jan 1, 2013 1:55 PM

    Wow! Over the past three weeks, this Texan season went from Penthouse to Outhouse. What a shame…

  3. woodyg says: Jan 1, 2013 1:57 PM

    It’s becoming more and more obvious that the Texans are going to make a quick exit from the playoffs (one & out). — They simply aren’t as good as their record & just too many injuries at the wrong time of the season. — They peaked a few months too early.

  4. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 1, 2013 2:09 PM

    The Texans peaked way too early. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Bengals go in there in win. Still, the Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in over 20 years and I don’t trust Dalton in big games.

  5. texanfan62 says: Jan 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    They need to draft a WR, 2 ILB,NT,2 CB’s, and a QB, maybe Colin Klien of KState. Schaub ain’t the answer.Oh, and get rid of Kubiak and Rick Smith.

  6. thekingdave says: Jan 1, 2013 2:31 PM

    Yes, let’s replace Schaub with a college QB who won’t even be at the Senior Bowl…

  7. 1oldpro says: Jan 1, 2013 2:53 PM

    Being a senior bowl QB is higher rated than being a pro-bowl one, that’s for sure!

  8. dalucks says: Jan 1, 2013 4:23 PM

    Colin Klein does not have a perfect throwing motion but the guy does win. The scouts tend to overvaluate guys. Example being that they thought Blaine Gabbert would be a franchise quarterback.
    I would definitely like to see the Texans sign Colin Klein as an undrafted rookie free agent since most scouts do not think he will get drafted. Klein would need to work with Warren Moon on his fundamentals and throwing motion to be a quality QB in the NFL. If you want him to play as a rookie then you would need to install the pistol formation and hire Chris Ault from Nevada to make the transition easier for Klein. Let him play a series or two every game and not that rotating play crap that the Jets did with Tebow and Sanchez.
    I agree, the Texans need more on offense the Schaub throwing 40 times a game. Hiring Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator would help since Gary Kubiak is a terrible gameday playcaller.

  9. blazertop says: Jan 1, 2013 9:24 PM

    Texans have never gone anywhere with Kubiak, and never will! 7 more years of wasted football in H-town

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