Kareem Jackson out with broken rib

HOUSTON -- Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson missed last week's game against the Oakland Raiders after being deemed questionable on the injury report.

This week Texans coach Gary Kubiak just cut to the chase. Jackson is out and Brice McCain will start in his place.

Jackson shared a little more about his injury with us Friday. He has a fracture to his first rib, the one that's right behind his collarbone. It limited his range of motion in his right shoulder for a while, but he said he's recovering that.

Given how painful a lot of daily tasks are with the injury, tackling would be nearly impossible, especially since the fracture is right about at the point of impact.

Kubiak also declared two other defensive backs out for Sunday's game: cornerback Elbert Mack and safety Jawanza Starling are also out.