Texans vs. Jaguars: Benardrick McKinney, Jordan Akins inactive for Week 5

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Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have some well known names listed for their Week 5 inactive vs. the Jaguars.

The Houston Texans will be without some well-known players in Week 5 as they host the Jacksonville Jaguars, as a lot has changed for the teams this past week.

With Romeo Crennel now as the interim head coach in replacing the fired Bill O’Brien this week, the Houston Texans listed their seven inactive for Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium vs. the Jaguars as the visitors are 1-3 overall, and the Texans are 0-4.

Listed on the inactive list for Week 5 for the Houston Texans are: wide receiver Keke Coutee (healthy inactive), cornerback Cornell Armstrong (healthy inactive), running back Buddy Howell (hamstring), inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney (shoulder), inside linebacker Peter Kalambayi (hamstring), offensive tackle Charlie Heck (healthy inactive), and tight end Jordan Akins (ankle/concussion).

Benardrick McKinney has started all four games this season as inside linebacker where he’s not had the best of season thus far with one pass defensed, no sacks, one tackle for loss and 19 solo tackles. He also has no QB hits, and through four games has a PFF grade of 53.4.

Houston Texans News: Jordan Akins in OUT for Week 5

Jordan Akins has made two starts and played in all four games this 2020 season. In his time on the field (he’s played in 64-percent of the offensive snaps in 2020) Akins has 14 receptions on 15 targets for 168 yards with one touchdown. Eight of his receptions have been for first downs.

The loss of Akins will be noticeable for the Texans in this Week 5 game for the Houston Texans, so there is something to watch with the play of the tight ends against the Jaguars with Darren Fells most likely getting the most targets like he has at times this season.

This is the second straight game that Peter Kalambayi  has been inactive, but now with the Texans having two inside linebackers inactive for Week 5,  Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole and Tyrell Adams will be available at the position, and Nate Hall was also called up from the practice squad this week.

After struggling in his last game with the Houston Texans it is no surprise that Keke Coutee is inactive once again, as it doesn’t seem to matter if Bill O’Brien or Romeo Crennel is the head coach, Coutee isn’t going to be on the field.

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Keep an eye on the Houston Texans this week, as they have a chance to gain the win, but they will be doing so without players who have been on the field a good amount of time this season.