In what seems like a near weekly occurrence, the Houston Texans designated
three four more players for Injured Reserve this afternoon, officially ending the 2017 season for Tom Savage, Nick Martin, and MyCole Pruitt, and D.J. Reader.
Tom Savage. Nick Martin, MyCole Pruitt to IR— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 19, 2017
IR Tom Savage Nick Martin and MyCole Pruitt— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 19, 2017
Sending Savage and Martin to IR is a no-brainer. The negligible benefit of allowing either of them to play again this year—assuming one or both could even be cleared to do so in the next week and a half—is far outweighed by the risks and potential negatives of doing so. Here’s hoping all three players get healthy or, in Savage’s case (given the multiple concussions he’s already suffered in his brief career), take a long, hard look at whether suiting up again at all is the best decision for him and his family.
We know that David Quessenberry will fill at least one roster spot; we’ll have to see what else transpires as the team finalizes its squad before the Steelers come to town for a Christmas afternoon showdown.
UPDATE: More additions to the active roster...
Texans promote Chunky Clements and Ibraheim Campbell— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 19, 2017
UPDATE II: And another player send to IR. Losing D.J. Reader hurts.
D.J. Reader to injured reserve, Tom Savage not officially on injured reserve yet— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 19, 2017