Texans Look to Young LBs as Injuries Mount

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Texans Look to Young LBs as Injuries Mount
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Injuries have left the Houston Texans thin at linebacker. With star Brian Cushing (knee) out for the season and starter Brooks Reed out indefinitely with a groin injury, young players Whitney Mercilus and Darryl Sharpton will be counted on to keep the defense rolling as the Texans (10-1) play for postseason positioning.

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