Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey is expected to be active for Thursday night's game against the Houston Texans. Head coach Gus Bradley stopped short of confirming, but per Ryan O'Halloran, there's a "90 percent chance" he will play.
Mincey was inactive the last two games due to a violation of team rules. It's unclear which rules he broke, but Bradley apparently feels the two missed games were punishment enough. Mincey is a part of Jacksonville's defensive line rotation.
Mincey appeared in seven games this season, recording two sacks and 14 tackles. The 29-year-old has spent his entire seven-year career with the Jaguars. Mincey's best season came in 2011, when he compiled eight sacks, four forced fumbles, an interception and 57 tackles. The Jaguars are expected to have him back as they try to get their third win in a row. They already beat the Texans in Week 12 and are going for the series sweep Thursday.