McKinney recorded 105 tackles (63 solo), including 1.5 sacks, and seven passes defensed, including an interception, while playing in 16 games this season.
McKinney eclipsed the 100-tackle mark for the second time in his four-year career this season as he's continued to be a quality linebacker for Houston. He improved in pass coverage, with his seven passes defensed more than doubling the three he'd compiled in the three seasons prior. He'll set his sights on continuing his solid play in 2019.
McKinney (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
McKinney was added to the injury report Wednesday with the foot issue, but was able to practice fully Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 26-year-old should serve his usual starting role at inside linebacker in the regular season finale.
McKinney (foot) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
McKinney picked up a foot injury during a Week 16 loss to the Eagles, but played 71 percent of the defensive snaps, which is in line with his snap count over the past five games. Houston's defensive signal-caller has 100 combined tackles (60 solo) and a career-best six passes defensed through 15 games.
McKinney recorded four tackles (two solo) and two passes defensed, including an interception, in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
McKinney's interception was the first of his career. He's been a quality cover man this season, totaling six passes defensed to go along with his interception after recording just three passes defensed in his first three seasons. Through 15 games, he has 100 tackles (60 solo), including 1.5 sacks. McKinney and the Texans will face off against the Jaguars in Week 17.
McKinney had nine tackles (three solo) in Saturday's 29-22 win over the Jets.
McKinney rebounded after combining for seven tackles over the previous two games, and leads the team with 96 combined tackles through 14 games. The 26-year-old added two passes defensed Saturday and continues to lead the team's linebackers in overall snap count.
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