The list of ailing Houston Texans just got a bit more pronounced, as the team announced this afternoon that Jaelen Strong was moved to Injured Reserve. Taking Strong’s place on the 53-man roster will be Denzel Rice; Rice’s promotion from the practice squad the day before a game would seem to indicate that Johnathan Joseph’s chances of playing against the Colts tomorrow with two fractured ribs and a bruised lung are indeed quite remote.
Notwithstanding the village idiot’s prediction of another memorable performance from him tomorrow, Strong is done for the year. In terms of players available for tomorrow’s game in Indianapolis, Strong is far from the only player who we already know won’t be suiting up for the Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Texans ruled out Jaelen Strong, Tyler Ervin, Braxton Miller, John Simon, Tom Savage— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 9, 2016
With Braxton Miller also unable to go, this is what Houston’s wide receiving corps currently looks like:
Texans "healthy" WRs:— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) December 9, 2016
Will Fuller (still listed w/ hip injury but FULL participant)
Wendall Williams on PS
Yikes. C.J. Fiedorowicz was already likely to get a ton of work, but you have to figure this means Stephen Anderson could be in line for additional snaps as well. Although it appears the Texans are dropping like flies at the most crucial point of their season, I’ll leave you with this nugget from Jayson Braddock to show all is not lost.
The Texans haven't lost 4 straight games under Bill O'Brien.— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) December 9, 2016
Since the 2011 season, only loss 4 straight during the 2013 collapse.