AFC South Standings

Team Conf Overall
8-4-0 12-5-0
7-5-0 9-8-0
4-8-0 4-13-0
3-9-0 3-14-0

2021 Rushing

Regular Season 6 13 2.2 0 4

Top Scottie Phillips News

  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Won't return in Week 15

    Phillips (ankle) won't be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against Jacksonville, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Although Phillips will be forced to miss a fifth consecutive game due to his ankle injury, coach David Culley remains optimistic that the running back will be able to return prior to the end of the regular season. The 24-year-old logged six carries for 13 yards while securing two of three targets for nine yards across his first three appearances of the year.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Not eligible to play until Week 14

    Phillips (ankle) won't return from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Since Phillips was placed on injured reserve Nov. 9, he won't even be eligible to practice until at least Nov. 30, making the Texans' Week 14 game against the Seahawks his earliest possible return date. Once healthy, Phillips will find himself in a less-crowded backfield after the Texans waived Phillip Lindsay on Tuesday.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: May not be done for season

    Phillips (ankle) has a chance to retake the field this season, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Phillips is reportedly dealing with a high-ankle sprain. The Texans officially listed the running back with a leg injury when placing him on IR on Tuesday. Across three appearances with the Texans this season, Phillips has handled just six carries and drawn three targets.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Placed on IR

    The Texans placed Phillips (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Phillips had seen his role out of the Houston backfield increase over the past two weeks following the trade of Mark Ingram to the Saints. After he was active just once over the first seven weeks of the season, Phillips logged 19 snaps on offense between Weeks 8 and 9 and carried six times for 13 yards. He picked up the leg injury in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, and the Texans determined it was serious enough to keep him sidelined for at least their next three games. Phillips won't be eligible to return to the 53-man roster until the Texans' Week 14 matchup with the Seahawks on Dec. 12.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Questionable due to leg injury

    Phillips (leg) is questionable to return for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    It remains to be seen if Phillips is able to return to action, though his availability won't have a significant fantasy impact since he plays a depth role in the Texans' backfield. David Johnson, Rex Burkhead and Phillip Lindsay should remain the top backfield options for Houston.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Done for day

    Phillips (leg) will not return to Sunday's matchup against the Dolphins.

    Phillips logged one carry for two yards prior to exiting Sunday's game. His absence shouldn't have a major impact on the distribution of touches in the Texans' backfield.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Activated for Week 8

    Phillips had five carries for 11 yards and caught two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 38-22 loss to the Rams.

    Those keeping track of Houston's backfield following the trade of Mark Ingram should count Phillips (15 snaps) as a winner. His eight touches/targets tied Rex Burkhead atop the four-man backfield. David Johnson (11 snaps) and Phillip Lindsay (eight) combined for six touches. As Tuesday's trade deadline nears, there could be a further shakeup.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Could dress after Ingram trade

    Phillips could fill a roster vacancy after the Texans traded Mark Ingram to the Saints on Wednesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The immediate impact of the trade centers on increased roles for David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay, two backs that have been active every game this season, but Phillips is also likely to be part of the active lineup going forward. He has been active for one game this season and recorded just two carries for nine yards in 2020 as a rookie, but Phillips becomes a person of interest. He led Houston in rushing during the preseason, and the team, at 1-6, is in full-on evaluation mode. Rex Burkhead (hip) is also in the mix for more work due to Ingram's departure.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Records full practice Wednesday

    Phillips (illness) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

    Phillips was inactive in Week 4's loss to the Bills as he was dealing with a non-COVID illness. The running back still sits behind four veteran backs on Houston's roster. Expect Phillips to continue to fill a depth role for the Texans' running back room.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Sidelined by illness

    Phillips (illness) won't play in Sunday's game against Buffalo.

    Phillips is dealing with a non-COVID illness, which kept him out of practice all week. With a quartet of veterans above him in Houston's backfield depth chart, Phillips' absence is unlikely to have much of an impact on Houston's game plan against the heavily favored Bills.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: On 53-man roster

    Phillips is one of five running backs to make Houston's 53-man roster out of camp, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Phillips led the Texans in rushing during the preseason, primarily facing reserve defensive units, but the team's decision-makers were impressed with his powerful running style. He averaged 4.28 yards after contact during the preseason, per Pro Football Focus. "That guy earned a spot on this roster," Houston head coach David Culley said. Phillips, who started on the practice squad last season and played sparingly in eight games, may not get many touches to start the season, but his story recalls that of the franchise's all-time leading rusher, Arian Foster -- both were undrafted free agents that started on the team's practice squad.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Paces backs in preseason loss

    Phillips rushed eight times for a team-high 73 yards in Saturday's 23-16 loss to the Buccaneers in preseason Week 3.

    Phillips finished the preseason as Houston's leading rusher, but it's probably not enough to unseat one of the four veteran backs ahead of him on the depth chart. Of the four, Rex Burkhead's spot is least secure, but the Texans might keep him and look to trade the 31-year-old to a team that needs a veteran back.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Replaced as returner

    Phillips played 16 snaps on special teams in Houston's season-ending loss to the Titans on Sunday.

    Phillips had been used as a fill-in kickoff returner in Week 15 but was replaced in subsequent weeks by Dontrell Hilliard. Phillips, who signed as an undrafted free agent prior to the season, was on the practice squad the first nine games before injuries led to a promotion to the active roster for the final seven. He's under contract through 2022 and could compete for a depth spot in what is expected to be a revamped backfield in 2021.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Added to return game

    Phillips had two carries for nine yards, caught his lone target for seven yards and returned five kickoffs for 96 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Indianapolis.

    Phillips took on a larger role Week 15 as both Duke Johnson (neck) and C.J. Prosise (ankle) were inactive. The injuries elevated Phillips to third on the running back depth chart behind David Johnson and Buddy Howell. He also became the primary kick returner, a job that most recently was held by Prosise. This was fourth straight game he's been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster, and the touches were his first of the season.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Small role in win

    Phillips played four offensive snaps and did not get a touch in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions.

    Phillips was added to the active roster, giving the Texans another skill player with wide receivers Randall Cobb (toe, IR) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) unavailable. He was primarily used on special teams. With running back David Johnson (concussion) eligible to return Week 13 against Indianapolis, Phillips' spot on the roster hinges on the status of Johnson and the wideouts.

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  • Texans' Scottie Phillips: Promoted to active roster

    Phillips was signed to Houston's active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Phillips was elevated as an extra player from the practice squad for Sunday's win over the Patriots, and he exclusively played special teams. The 23-year-old should play a similar role now that he's receiving a longer look on the active roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Ellisville, MS
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore