Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing missed some practice and the Texans preseason opener at Carolina after suffering a virus so severe he was hospitalized.
Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody will take a few days off to rest his back after suffering a strain.
That role is undisputed for the linebacker now that defensive stalwarts DeMeco Ryans and Mario Williams are gone.
Texans cornerback Brandon Harris joined J&R for a post-practice interview. He emphasized the need to focus on his special teams play in hopes to find his name on the 53-man roster at the end of camp.
The reason the competition has been so good between both sides of the ball is the offense is more than likely trying to match what the defense did in 2011.
Wade Phillips joins Josh and Rich to talk about hair cuts, but more importantly that he won’t be leaving Houston for another DC position anywhere, and you can hear Josh call Wade a “subtle badass”. They also discuss bounties and player safety.
Antonio Smith joins Josh and Rich to talk about his Ninja legacy, his weapons… and oh yeah, the Texans defense.
Whitney Mercilus joins Josh and Rich to talk about his transition to the Texans 3-4 defense and what it was like to lose part of his finger in a freak weight room accident.
Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network talks with Josh and Rich about Whitney Mercilus and if Texans fans should be concerned about Mercilus being a one year wonder.
Luis Scola joins Mike and Barry to talk about what the Rockets will have to do to make the playoffs. Mobile device users may click here to listen to the audio.