Texans sit Cushing vs. Titans with Clowney active

Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) warms up before the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Clowney has been injured and is questionable for the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Keith Srakocic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Houston Texans have deactivated their top tackler, linebacker Brian Cushing, for their game against the Tennessee Titans with a sore knee, but top draft pick Jadeveon Clowney is active.

This will be the first game Cushing has missed this season. His knee kept him from practicing all week, and Akeem Dent will start in his place.

Clowney is active for the first time since hurting his knee in the season opener, but Whitney Mercilus is starting for the Texans.

Titans rookie Bishop Sankey will start at running back. Shonn Greene is active after being arrested for allegedly parking in a handicap space and trying to speed away in his luxury car Friday as an officer was issuing a citation. Greene missed the last two games with an injured hamstring.

---

Online:

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.