Wade Phillips taking medical leave

Posted Dec 14, 2011
Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is taking a medical leave of absence due to a scheduled surgical procedure later this week. According to the Texans, Phillips, who has revitalized the Texans' top-ranked defense, is expected to return later this season. BR> With Phillips sidelined, Linebackers coach Reggie Herring will call the defensive plays.

The Texans defense has made a historical turnaround. The defense is allowing 274.9 yards per game this season as compared to 376.9 in 2010. Houston’s 102.0-yard-average improvement is the best since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Houston ranks fourth in rush defense and third in pass defense this season.

For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInside

Related Stories
Wade Phillips fired as Cowboys coach
 -by ScoutNFLNetwork.com  Nov 8, 2010

> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ScoutNFLNetwork.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
C Wade Phillips (profile)
[View My HotList]