Texans place Sharpton on IR, sign Alexander

Texans place Sharpton on IR, sign Alexander
January 1, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Kubiak on Sharpton: 'Health is the only thing that's held him back'

The Texans linebacking group took a huge hit on New Years Day as Darryl Sharpton is done for the season and has been placed on IR.

Sharpton's season is over after suffering a hip injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Sharpton started the season on the PUP list because of a quad injury that ended his 2011 season. Sharpton didn't play this year until Week 11, when he finished with a season-high seven tackles. Sharpton finishes the season playing in seven games and recording 28 tackles and one interception.

Tim Dobbins looks to step in next to Bradie James, but is also banged up. After Sunday's loss Gary Kubiak said that he was very concerned about both players heading into the Playoffs but wasn't specific about their injuries.

Outside linebacker Brooks Reed who missed Sunday's game with a groin injury needs to be on the field Saturday against Cincinnati.

“I think it’ll be touch -and-go," Kubiak said about Reed. "I can say this, if he can walk he’s going to play. He wants to play. We think we had a decision to make yesterday, which was very important to him playing some more football this year and we think we made the right one.”

The Texans have brought back linebacker Mister Alexander to take Sharpton's roster spot.