Texans placed ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Sharpton missed the first nine games of the year while on PUP due to a hip issue. The run-stuffing inside 'backer never truly got over the hump and finished with just 28 tackles in seven games. Look for Tim Dobbins to start next to Bradie James in Saturday's Wild Card game against the Bengals. Brian Cushing has been on IR since tearing his ACL in Week 5.