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Houston Texans Roster Moves: Four More Players Sent To Injured Reserve

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Get some rest and heal up, Tom.
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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.

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...

UPDATE II: And another player send to IR. Losing D.J. Reader hurts.