HOUSTON – Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham will not play against the Indianapolis Colts for disciplinary reasons, sources told ESPN.
The starting line-up player is inactive against the Colts and is missing playing time for the second time this season to violate the team’s rules. In Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, Cunningham were benched in the first quarter for recurring delay.
Last Sunday, safety Justin Reid was inactive for violating team rules.
“We have rules, and when the rules are broken … it does not matter who it is,” Culley said on Nov. 28.
Cunningham, a second-round pick in 2017, signed a four-year, $ 58 million contract extension in 2020. The linebacker has 67 tackles and one forced fumble this season.