Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans will be without their leading sack producer on defense Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Whitney Mercilus will miss the game with a back injury it was reported on Saturday.

Mercilus leads the Texans with 5.5 sacks on the season. He also has tallied 4 fumble recoveries and 48 tackles on the year.

The Texans activated Brennan Scarlett on Saturday to help the defense out in Mercilus’ absence.


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