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Houston Texans Injury News: UDFA Cornerback Richard Leonard Tears Hamstring, Out Indefinitely

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Houston has suffered their first long-term injury of the offseason.

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Houston Texans undrafted free agent rookie cornerback Richard Leonard is out indefinitely after tearing his hamstring, per the Houston Chronicle.

"Leonard worked out privately for the Texans and Arizona Cardinals prior to the draft. He went undrafted and signed a three-year, $1.622 million contract that includes a $2,000 signing bonus.

The former Florida International standout played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game.

Leonard was a first-team All-Conference USA selection at cornerback and punt returner."

Cornerback is one of the strongest position groups on the roster and certainly would prove to be an uphill battle for any rookie to make the team, but Leonard’s expertise as a punt returner makes this a potentially painful loss. With Bill O’Brien going out of his way this offseason to acquire anyone with prospective return ability to boost Houston's special teams units, having one of his top candidates go down before the pads even get put on is just sour luck.

W3 wish the best to Leonard during his road to recovery.