Your Houston Texans saw two of their top three cornerbacks leave last night’s victory over the Bengals due to injury. The dawn of a new day brings a mixed bag of news. First the good, about Johnathan Joseph:
#Texans CB Johnathan Joseph, who left last night with a shoulder injury, did not suffer a major injury, I’m told. Did have an MRI today— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2017
Now the bad about Kevin Johnson:
Texans CB Kevin Johnson suffered a sprained MCL and is expected to miss four to six weeks, pending further testing, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2017
Kevin Johnson has Grade 2 sprained knee out four to six weeks per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 15, 2017
Better a chunk of the season than the whole season for K-Jo (who admittedly hasn’t played particularly well in the first two games of the 2017 campaign), but this is a sizable blow to the Texans’ secondary. That position was thin to begin with after the departure of A.J. Bouye, and it just got stretched considerably thinner.
How would you adjust if you were Mike Vrabel? Who’s your third corner now after J-Jo and Kareem Jackson?