On Saturday, the Texans are going to Newark, New Jersey to play the New York Jets. It’s all very confusing. As we await that game, we can learn the latest from Aaron Wilson about the Texans’ injury situation. Here’s a summary.
Kayvon Webster was designated to return from injured reserve. He has a 21 day window to practice until the Texans decide he’s ready to play, or he will miss the remainder of the season. After being signed in late August, Webster played two snaps in one game against Dallas, injured his quad, and hasn’t played since. Maybe he’ll play soon. That would be cool. Shareece Wright just got burned by another double move while you were reading this paragraph.
Texans designate CB Kayvon Webster for return from IR https://t.co/lwdiWmQW1i— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 12, 2018
Aaron Colvin suffered an ankle injury and still hasn’t played much. Romeo Crennel had the following to say:
“Well, he got injured a little bit. He’s come back and sometimes as things develop on your team when a guy is not there and out, you don’t want to change that mix. I think that’s part of it. Guys started doing a pretty good job, and I don’t necessarily want to change the mix right now.”
I don’t know. This sounds more like a guy they don’t trust to have out on the field. Colvin was a fine cost-effective signing in free agency, but it isn’t surprising he’s been worse in Houston than he was in Jacksonville. Playing in between A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey is much different than playing between Johnathan Joseph and Wright or Kareem Jackson.
Notably, Houston hasn’t designated Kevin Johnson to return either after he suffered another concussion earlier this year. This secondary is in a strange place.
The last bit of injury news concerns Zach Fulton and DeAndre Carter. Fulton has a hand injury, and Carter suffered a concussion against the Colts attempting to make a goal line catch. Both are back at practice.
Texans guard Zach Fulton (hand) and wide receiver DeAndre Carter (concussion) both practicing today— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 12, 2018
There were a few practice squad moves. Washington lost their entire offensive line to injury, so they signed Kyle Fuller off Houston’s practice squad. Practice squad tight end Eric Tomlinson was signed by the Jets. Good luck, fellas.
Washington signs OL Kyle Fuller off Texans' practice squad https://t.co/Ovn61cnt2e— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 12, 2018
Lastly, Derek Newton signed with the Saints. Good luck, dude. I loved watching him and Brandon Brooks play together and demolish the right side of defenses.
We were so young once.