The Houston Texans have placed Bradley Roby on the Week 9 inactives list.
The Houston Texans will be without star cornerback Bradley Roby on Sunday in their Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, as they had Roby stay in Houston as the team traveled for Jacksonville.
Roby was “left home” and placed on the inactives list because of disciplinary reasons according to reports. This season Roby has 29 tackles and one interception as that was against the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 18 in Nashville. For his career Roby has 10 interceptions.
Pro Football Focus this season has Roby allowing 19 receptions on 28 targets with a season grade of 68.9.
Also on the Texans inactives list for Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars are inside linebacker Kyle Emanuel, offensive tackle Charlie Heck, and wide receiver Isaiah Coulter. None of those three players are ever used on game day by the Texans so this is per usual.
Houston Texans: Linebackers also OUT for the Week 9 game
Also not plying today are linebackers Whitney Mercilus, Dylan Cole and Jacob Martin, as Martin tested positive for COVID-19 this week, and Mercilus and Cole are also on the COVID-19 list due to close contact and listed as “high risk.”
Not having Mercilus this weekend means the Houston Texans won’t have one of their starting linebackers on their side as he’s accounted for four QB hits this season, along with four tackles for loss and three sacks.
Martin this season has one tackle for loss and two sacks in a reserve role.
The inactives of not having Roby will hurt the Houston Texans the most on Sunday. Also the loss of three linebackers who all have a solid role within a rotation on defense for the Texans, and players who provide depth will also be worth noting on Sunday for the Texans.
The Houston Texans should be fine as they’ve won five straight against the Jaguars, and their lone win this season was in Week 5 against the Jaguars. If roster issues were to happen after a bye week, this is the best case scenario for the Texans this Sunday.