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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-1-0 8-3-0
2-2-0 6-5-0
1-2-0 6-5-0
0-2-0 4-7-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 41 0.5 0 0 0

Top Denzel Perryman News

  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Back from suspension

    Perryman was reinstated from the reserve/suspended list Monday.

    Perryman is in line to return from a two-game suspension in Week 13 versus the Broncos. He's been productive when he's been on the field so far this season with 41 tackles in six games, making him a reasonable IDP play come Sunday.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Suspension reduced

    The NFL announced Wednesday that Perryman had his three-game suspension reduced to two games following an appeal.

    Perryman was handed the suspension after the NFL deemed that he accrued the sixth violation of his career of rules intended to protect player health and safety of players. After having his suspension reduced, Perryman will now miss games Week 11 against the Cardinals and Week 12 against the Jaguars before returning to action Week 13 versus the Broncos. Perryman has totaled 41 tackles and a half sack through six appearances on the season.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Handed down suspension

    Perryman was suspended by the NFL on Tuesday for three games due to repeated violations of playing rules intended to protect the health and safety of players, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Perryman's suspension comes after he lowered his head and delivered a blow to Ja'Marr Chase in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Bengals, which resulted in a flag for unnecessary roughness. Due to having received six violations for this rule in his career, including in Week 2 of this season, Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan handed down the suspension. Perryman can appeal the suspension, but it's not yet known if he will. While the 30-year-old is out of action, Henry To'oTo'o, Christian Harris and Blake Cashman should be the Texans' primary options at linebacker.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Productive in return

    Perryman registered nine tackles (six solo), including half a sack, in Houston's 15-13 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

    Perryman missed the team's previous game with a hand injury and was productive in his return, as led the team in tackles while also getting to the quarterback for the first time this season. The 2015 second-round pick now has 30 tackles (18 solo) in four games and will look to add to those totals versus Tampa Bay next week.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Expected to play Sunday

    Perryman is expected to return Sunday against the Panthers, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Perryman, who has been dealing with a broken hand and playing with a cast, was inactive Week 6 prior to the Week 7 bye. He's expected to return to middle linebacker after a brief experiment at weakside linebacker, per Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston. Perryman opened the season in the middle and recorded 18 tackles over the first two weeks before sustaining the hand injury. The linebacker shuffle also includes Henry To'oTo'o moving from middle to strongside linebacker and Blake Cashman moving from the strongside to the weakside.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Healthy scratch for Sunday

    Perryman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Saints.

    Perryman started at middle linebacker in Week 5 against the Falcons and had four tackles in the loss. With Chris Harris (concussion) returning for Week 6 and Henry To'oTo'o playing well, Perryman will not suit up Sunday.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Logs 35 snaps in return

    Perryman started at middle linebacker and recorded four tackles in Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Falcons in Week 5.

    Perryman returned to the lineup following a two-week absence due to a hand injury. He wore a hand cast, per Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle and played 35 snaps (45 percent), much less usage than Perryman had in Weeks 1 and 2, when he played a combined 112 snaps (98 percent).

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Full practice Wednesday

    Perryman (hand) was a full participant at the Texans' practice Wednesday, DJ Bien-Aime of reports.

    Perryman looks set to return to the field Sunday versus the Falcons after missing the last two contest while nursing a hand injury. The 30-year-old will return to his starting role at middle linebacker against Atlanta.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Sitting out Sunday

    The Texans have ruled Perryman (hand) out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    Perryman failed to practice in any capacity this week and will miss a second straight game as a result. Henry To'oTo'o, who recorded 10 tackles in the Week 3 win over Jacksonville, is expected to pick up another start at middle linebacker in Perryman's stead.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Perryman (hand/wrist) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

    Perryman missed last week's upset win over the Jaguars. He played 100 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 2 against the Colts, so it's unclear when he was actually injured. Perryman has 18 tackles through two contests. Christian Harris, Blake Cashman and Henry To'oTo'o started at linebacker for Houston last week.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Won't play at Jacksonville

    Perryman (hand) is listed as out for Sunday's game at the Jaguars.

    After missing practice all week with a hand injury, Perryman will sit out in Week 3. Cory Littleton is likely to see increased work in his absence, and it's not clear how long it will take before Perryman is ready to play again.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Misses practice Wednesday

    Perryman (hand) did not participate at practice Wednesday.

    The issue seems to be a new one for Perryman, who has 19 tackles over two games in 2023. It's unclear at this point what the actual nature of the injury is.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Records eight stops against Colts

    Perryman logged eight tackles (five solo) in Sunday's Week 2 loss to Indianapolis.

    Perryman finished behind M.J. Stewart for the team lead in tackles. Perryman played every defensive snap for the Texans and has been a steady presence so far in his first season with Houston. The veteran linebacker has tallied 19 stops (11 solo) through the first two weeks of the campaign.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Cleared from injury report

    Perryman (ankle) was able to log a full practice Thursday.

    Perryman was limited in practice Wednesday, but any concerns of him potentially missing Sunday's game against the Colts are eliminated for the time being. The veteran linebacker logged double-digit tackles in Week 1 and will work to post another productive outing for Week 2.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Limited participant in practice

    Perryman (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

    Perryman popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury after logging 11 tackles (six solo) during the team's Week 1 loss to the Ravens. If the 30-year-old is unable to play versus the Colts on Sunday, the Texans will likely turn to Henry To'oTo'o to start at middle linebacker.

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  • Texans' Denzel Perryman: Double-digit tackles in loss

    Perryman recorded 11 tackles in Sunday's 25-9 loss at Baltimore.

    Perryman led Houston linebackers in snaps with 56 and made good on ample opportunities to defend the run in what was eventually a 16-point loss. In Week 2, the Texans are set to play host to Indianapolis, which should also be relatively reliant on its ground game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 30
School: Miami (Fla.)
Experience: 9