Tuesday evenings are typically when roster moves are made and the injury report is updated. This time it’s quiet in Houston, especially compared to previous weeks. The Texans didn’t add anyone to the 53 man roster. Everything is the same.
But changes have come to the practice squad. Running back Josh Ferguson was added to it.
Texans signing RB Josh Ferguson to practice squad https://t.co/0oImYkS9o0 via @houstonchron— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 16, 2018
To make this move, the Texans released practice squad defensive back Robert Jackson.
Texans cut DB Robert Jackson from practice squad, per a source, with addition of RB Josh Ferguson— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 16, 2018
The bigger news this week is on the injury front. Since tearing his Achilles on a beautiful touchdown run last year against the Arizona Cardinals, running back D’Onta Foreman hasn’t been heard from. The dancing bear is still out because of the same injury, working on getting back out there. It probably won’t be this week, according to Bill O’Brien. Instead, Houston will have the same Lamar Miller-Alfred Blue combination out there against the Jaguars.
Texans unlikely to activate RB D'Onta Foreman this week https://t.co/a8xHJYGgDV— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 15, 2018
The last bit of news is a little more disturbing, even if it is more gossipy. Last Sunday, Jay Glazer reported that Deshaun Watson is dealing with a cracked rib and bruised lung; his lung partially collapsed in the Week Six win over the Cowboys. That sideline stethoscope we saw makes more sense now.
Yet Glazer was the only person to report this. Houston’s normal beat reporters didn’t. And Watson was out there on Sunday against the Bills, getting sacked seven times. For now it’s expected DW4 will play once again this Sunday against Jacksonville.