As you’d expect, the Texans are in the market for a tackle in the wake of Seantrel Henderson’s season-ending ankle injury. According to Ian Rapoport, the team worked out several candidates today, including one name very familiar to Texans fans.
The possibilities include Cornelius Lucas, who spent training camp with the Rams, 31-year old Austin Howard, who has been in the league since 2010 and spent camp with the Colts, and former Texan offensive lineman Chris Clark, who started 26 games at tackle over the past three seasons for the Texans.
It looks like Martinas Rankin will take over as a starter, but the team needs veteran depth behind him and second year tackle Julie’n Davenport.
Which of the players worked out by the Texans are you most intrigued by?
UPDATE: Apparently, no one suitably impressed the Texans’ brass.
Texans not signing a veteran offensive lineman at this time, expected to promote from practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2018
UPDATE II: Congratulations to Roderick Johnson, who was claimed off waivers a few months ago, then cut a few weeks ago, then signed with Houston’s practice squad, and now finds himself on the 53-man roster.
Texans expected to promote OT Roderick Johnson from practice squad with OT Seantrel Henderson heading to IR, per sources.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2018