Houston Texans Rule Maliek Collins Out Following Chest Injury vs. Raiders
HOUSTON — On Sunday afternoon ., the Houston Texans’ defensive line will be short against the Las Vegas Raiders. Veteran Maliek Collins was injured in the chest during the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. He will not be returning to the game.
Collins has played a valuable part in the Texans defensive front, where he has recorded 11 tackles, two quarterback hits and a pass deflection amid the first five games of the season.
“Maliek has a great motor,” Houston coach LovieSmith said. He’s quick and all that. We expect him to be able get the ball off the ground using our three techniques. It all starts with that position. “
Collins was the second defensive lineman to be out against the Raiders. Houston placed Jonathan Greenard in injured reserve Thursday afternoon due to a calf injury. Greenard has recorded nine tackles, three quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks in 2022.
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With a weakened defensive line unit, the Texans have had a rough time slowing down the Raiders’ rushing attack. Las Vegas (1-4) has already rushed for 68 yards through the first half, lead by Josh Jacobs with 45 on the ground.
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