According to multiple reports,
Texans placing ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip) on IR and re-signing Mister Alexander to replace him. Sharpton loss a blow to run defense.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 1, 2013
With Sharpton landing on the injured reserve the Texans have brought back second year inside linebacker Mister Alexander.
Darryl Sharpton was injured last season when he had a quadricep injury that landed him on injured reserve, and was out majority of training camp and the 2012 season rehabbing his injury. Sharpton provided some much-needed depth for a depleted inside linebacking group and played well in run support.
With the playoffs coming, the Texans have suffered another blow to a defense that has been struggling of late. Tim Dobbins is also nursing a sore shoulder that is a reason for concern. Bradie James and Barrett Ruud are the only healthy inside linebackers for the Texans heading into the weekend. Could be yet a huge blow against this struggling defense.