After suffering a concussion in the loss to New England (his second in about three weeks), it’s no surprise that the Texans placed Kevin Johnson on Injured Reserve today. What may surprise you, however, is that the team has designated K-Jo to return.
Texans placed cornerback Kevin Johnson on injured reserve due to a concussion, he can be designated for return.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2018
Texans' plan is to designate Kevin Johnson (concussion) for return, per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2018
Plans can change, of course, but I know many Texans fans were of the mind that Johnson shouldn’t play again this season; some were even actively hoping he’d follow C.J. Fiedorowicz’s lead and retire altogether.
With K-Jo on IR, a roster spot came open, and the Texans have chosen to fill it with Shareece Wright.
Texans plan to sign former Raiders corner Shareece Wright, per a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 12, 2018
You can learn more about Wright from Wright in the video below.
Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, the Texans worked out a bunch of other players today. That in and of itself isn’t shocking; Tuesdays are typically the day teams across the league work out potential street free agents. What is notable for the Texans is that group had three kickers and three punters in it.
Texans try out DT Josh Banks; Ks Jon Brown, Sam Ficken, Kai Forbath; OLs Chris Clark, Christian DiLauro, Austin Howard, Cornelius Lucas, Reed Odhiambo, David Sharpe, Will Holden Ps Brad Nortman, Colton Schmidt, Justin Vogel LS Zach Triner CB Shareece Wright CB Kalan Reed visit— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 12, 2018
I thought Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked well against the Patriots, but perhaps the Texans aren’t satisfied. Or maybe they’re just doing their due diligence.
Trevor Daniel, the rookie punter who was kept instead of Shane Lechler, wasn’t as impressive in his first NFL regular season game. Still, could Daniel really be in danger of being replaced already, especially if he doesn’t perform well against the Titans on Sunday?
Former Jaguars punter Brad Nortman had a great workout for Texans, per a source, but not being aigned— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 11, 2018
I await your thoughts on any or all of these tidbits below.