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Derek Newton Suffers Hamstring Injury; Sidelined For A Few Weeks

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Looks like the Texans will be without their holographic right tackle for the next few weeks.

At times, Derek Newton is like the Magic Man: now you see him (wave hand wildly in front of face), now you don't.  He's still nice to have, though.
At times, Derek Newton is like the Magic Man: now you see him (wave hand wildly in front of face), now you don't. He's still nice to have, though.
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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:

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.