Texans LT Laremy Tunsil Ruled Out Against Jaguars In London

Brandon Scott
November 01, 2019 - 3:06 pm

Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

Tunsil has an injured shoulder and had been listed as questionable in the days leading up to the game.

Rookie right tackle Tytus Howard was also considered a game time decision but he is expected.

Both linemen were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Howard (knee) was listed as a full participant in practice. The rookie injured his MCL against the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 13. 

Tunsil left last Sunday’s game against the Raiders with a shoulder injury and has been limited in practice this week.

“Each player is different relative to what they’re dealing with,” O’Brien said when asked about Howard. “This is the time of year when you’re halfway through the season where everybody’s banged up. Tytus is a tough guy and we’ll see how it goes.” 

The Texans face the Jaguars in London on Sunday in the second matchup of the season between the two AFC South rivals. The Texans won 13-12 on Sept. 15, thanks to a goal line stand by safety Justin Reid against Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette on a two-point conversion attempt.

If Tunsil and Howard are unable it play, Roderick Johnson and Dan Skipper are expected to start at the tackle positions.

The offensive line has a tall task with the Jaguars’ pass rush.  

Rookie defensive end Josh Allen has seven sacks in eight games, which leads all rookies. The defensive front also boasts Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue.

Jacksonville ranks third in the NFL in sacks, quarterback pressures and knockdowns.

“Josh Allen’s a great player,” O’Brien said. “Ngakoue didn’t play against us in the first game, great player. Calais Campbell, Taven Bryan. Not many people talk about Taven Bryan but when you watch that tape, that guy’s a hell of a football player. Myles Jack, A.J. Bouye, Ronnie Harrison. They’ve got a great defense and it’s a big challenge for us. We know it. 

“We face each other twice a year. It’s a tough challenge. We feel good about where we’re at but we know it’s going to be a big test for us.”

For the Jaguars, linebackers Leon Jacobs and Quincy Williams have been ruled out with hamstring injuries. Cornerback D.J. Hayden (neck/shoulder) and offensive lineman Andrew Norwell (calf) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable for Sunday.