South Notes: Gipson, Quinn, Thomas, Ryan

Texans safety Tashaun Gipson is expected to return to the lineup this week, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Gipson has missed the team’s previous two games after sustaining a back injury in Week 7. Houston has won both games without their starting safety, but set to go up against the Ravens and their dynamic offense, the team hopes to be as close to full strength as possible.

Here’s some more notes from the NFC and AFC South:

  • Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has relinquished defensive play-calling duties, according to Darin Gantt of NBC Sports. It appears that assistant head coach Raheem Morris and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich are now responsible for sharing the duties. Given Atlanta’s atrocious start to the season defensively, it makes sense that the staff decided to make a change. While the team remains just 2-7 on the season, they are coming off their strongest performance of the season in a dominating 26-9 victory against the Saints.
  • Two AFC South rivals could be welcoming back some depth in the coming weeks. Texans tight end Jordan Thomas and Jaguars linebacker Jake Ryan have both returned to practice for their respective teams, according to Howard Balzer. Both players were placed on the injured reserve with a designation to return earlier this season. They will now be allowed to practice for up to 21 days before they must be added to the 53-man roster or must return to the injured reserve for the remainder of the year.
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5 comments on “South Notes: Gipson, Quinn, Thomas, Ryan

  1. ahale224

    I’m assuming he did that before the Saints game? If he’s giving them up after that performance I’d be confused.

  2. braveshomer

    Not a good look for Quinn when he gives up play calling duties on Defense and they absolutely balled out…I mean even Vic Beasley got 1.5 sacks plus they matched the season total as a whole for the team…what was so different?!?!

    • crosseyedlemon

      There’s a difference between hating a coach and not respecting a coach. Some great coaches (Lombardi and Belichick to name two) did not emit a warm fuzzy feeling towards players and were generally hated…but they were always highly respected.

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