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Monday, December 1, 2008
Mathis out with sprained right knee

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

HOUSTON -- Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis is out with a sprained right knee, a terrible development for a team that was counting on him to slow Andre Johnson.

The Texans just had their first possession of the second half and moved to a 50-yard Kris Brown field goal that put them ahead 13-0.

Brian Williams has flipped to cover Johnson, with Drayton Florence in as the other corner with Mathis out.

Mathis got hurt defending a desperation pass in the back right corner of the end zone. Holder Matt Turk tried to salvage a bad snap by Bryan Pittman on a 21-yard field goal attempt but his pass for Owen Daniels sailed incomplete as Mathis went down.