Wade Phillips Returns To Texans After Surgery

After missing two games to have surgery, Wade Phillips is back with the Texans as defensive coordinator.

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Wade Phillips Returns To Texans After Surgery

Wade Phillips is back with the Houston Texans as defensive coordinator and it couldn't come at a better time. Phillips left the team a couple weeks ago to have kidney and gall bladder surgery and the Texans have struggled mightily in his absence losing to the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Texans are saying they plan on having Phillips in the press box for Sunday's season finale against the Tennessee Titans.

"Wade was at work today for a couple hours, met with the players and went through the game the other night. I'm hoping that's kind of the process here leading into this weekend," Kubiak said. "Our goal would be that he would be in the press box on Sunday, but we'll also see how he feels. A couple hours in the office today looked good."

The Texans are locked in as the AFC's No. 3 seed in the playoffs so the Texans really aren't playing for anything at this point, which means Sunday is just as much about getting comfortable with Phillips back as it is winning. The Texans enter the playoffs the following week on wildcard weekend and they're capable of making a run. The defense, when Phillips is around, is among the league's best, which will make any game competitive.

Check out SB Nation's Battle Red Blog for more on the Texans and the playoffs.

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Wade Phillips Medical Leave: Texans Coordinator Show Improvement

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took medical leave earlier in the week to undergo a medical procedure. By all accounts, Phillips is expected to make a full recovery and should be back in two weeks as the Texans prepare to make their first ever trip to the playoffs. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Phillips should be out of bed and walking today.

Under Phillips, the Texans defense has done a historical 180 degree turn. Last season, the Texans defense ranked dead last over all in the NFL. Under Phillips and the switch to his 3-4 defense, the Texans have one of the best defenses in the NFL and are a big reason why the team has won their first ever AFC South Division title. In Phillips absence, linebackers coach Reggie Herring will call the defense.

For more on Wade Phillips and the Houston Texans, visit SB Nation's Texans blog Battle Red Blog.

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Wade Phillips Takes Medical Leave; Texans Expect Coordinator Back For Playoffs

The Houston Texans will be without defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as he takes a medical leave of absence from the team.

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