Earlier today during the Texans first day of training camp, Derek Newton was carted off. This had originally been seen as something which wasn't cause for concern due to the fact that Newton had not been showing any visible signs of pain. That, combined with Bill O'Brien's optimism over the injury and the tackle situation as a whole, gave credence to the fact that it wasn't so severe. Tonight however we found out just how severe Newton's injury is:
Derek Newton suffered a strained hamstring, source says, underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam. Predicted to miss a few weeks— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 31, 2016
#Texans OT Derek Newton, who was carted off today, suffered a strained hamstring, source said after his MRI. He's out a few weeks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2016
The loss of already injured left tackle Duane Brown means the Texans will be without both of their starting tackles for the foreseeable future. Earlier today, O'Brien spoke on the various options the Texans had at the position such as Chris Clark, Kendall Lamm, Andrew McDonald, and even new free agent signing Jeff Allen. The good news for the Texans is now that Jeff Adams has been declared healthy again, the Texans won't go wanting for options at tackle. Whether those options are good or not is a completely different story. We'll be updating this post as we get more info but until then feel free to share your sense of dread over the fact that one of the starting tackles for the pre-season might be Kendall Lamm, in the comments below.