Texans CB Terrance Mitchell in concussion protocol


HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Texans cornerback Terrance Mitchell is in the concussion protocol after a hit sustained in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Mitchell, who was facing his former team Sunday, suffered the injury in the second half of the game. He left for the locker room, was evaluated for a concussion and did not return.

Texans head coach David Culley confirmed during Monday morning's press conference that Mitchell is in the concussion protocol.

The Texans' injury report released Monday afternoon showed Mitchell as a non-participant, though it was more of a projection since they only conducted a walkthrough.

Mitchell was projected in the preseason to be a starter for Houston, but was thrusted into an even bigger role after the Texans traded top corner Bradley Roby to the New Orleans Saints shortly before the season-opener.

Mitchell is now the starter opposite Vernon Hargreaves III. But without Mitchell, the Texans will rely on some combination of Tremon Smith, Tavierre Thomas and Jimmy Moreland, who has been inactive in the Texans' first two games.