McKinney had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) in a 33-17 win over Cleveland in Week 6.
The eight tackles were the most by McKinney since Week 1, when he was in on 11 stops. He should run away as the Texans' leading tackler but has produced fewer per game this season relative to 2016. McKinney has 39 tackles over six games (6.5 per game) after averaging 8.1 last season.
McKinney (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's matchup against the Browns.
McKinney was only able to log a single limited practice Friday, but that will be enough for Houston's leading tackler to suit up for the Week 6 contest. With 31 stops and two sacks through the first five games, McKinney is a reasonable IDP option against an offense that struggles to move the ball and will be turning over the reigns to new starting quarterback Kevin Hogan this week.
McKinney (hip) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, but is expected to play Sunday against the Browns, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
McKinney is Houston's leading tackler with 31 stops over the first five games.
McKinney is battling a hip injury and did not practice Thursday.
McKinney apparently suffered the injury at some point during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs but still played all 77 defensive snaps. The Texans simply could be exercising caution with the 24-year-old, and Thursday's practice session should better illustrate the severity of the injury and his chances to play Week 6.
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/29/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|12||11/27/17||@ BAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|