NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Texans will have to face the Tennessee Titans without their top pass rusher.
Defensive end Jon Greenard, who leads the last-place Texans with seven sacks, has been ruled out and won't travel with the team due to a foot injury.
The Texans also downgraded cornerback Cre'Von Le'Blanc to out due to an illness and he will not make the trip, too.
Veteran safety Terrence Brooks was activated from designated for return from injured reserve after he returned to practice this week. He was placed on injured reserve with a lung contusion that caused him to be hospitalized in Indianapolis as he remained there overnight under observation after getting hurt in a loss to the Colts.
Brooks has played in six games this season with one start, recording six tackles.
Brooks has 108 career tackles and four career interceptions since being drafted in the third round by the Baltimore Ravens out of Florida State. He has also played for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Texans elevated defensive end Derek Rivers, a former New England Patriots second-round draft pick from Youngstown State, to the active roster from the practice squad.
They placed linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. on injured reserve due to a concussion.