Last week, during the Texans’ win over the Chiefs, Tytus Howard was rolled up on and suffered a slight MCL tear. Fortunately, the injury won’t require surgery. He’ll hang out in the blue padded training room and rejoin the team in six weeks or so, right when the Texans need him to begin their Super Bowl push.
After Howard went down, the Texans figured to look to find tackle reinforcements. They worked out Kyle Murphy and former Tom Savage blindside protector/old pal Chris Clark; they also released practice squad center Marcus Henry. After all, the Texans need a tackle, not a center.
Texans worked out tackles Chris Clark, Kyle Murphy, cut center Marcus Henry from practice squad: https://t.co/cEloG0eJIz via @houstonchron— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 15, 2019
The Texans didn’t go with Murphy or Clark. Instead, they signed Patriots practice squad offensive tackle Dan Skipper. So you’re 6’10”? That don’t impress me much.
Texans sign 6-foot-10 OT Dan Skipper off Patriots' practice squad https://t.co/jcAFrSqrtP via @houstonchron— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 15, 2019
What Houston has not done is add secondary depth after Bradley Roby’s injury and with Johnathan Joseph recovering. They stood pat at this position for now, bringing in only offensive line help.
UPDATE: Skipper was added to the 53-man roster, not the practice squad. Chris Clark was in fact signed as well. Seantrel Henderson was placed on the non-football injury list; he hasn’t been able to practice because of a back injury.
Bill O'Brien announces Dan Skipper to 53-man roster, cutting Alex McGough, going to sign Chris Clark, who tried out, placed Seantrel Henderson on non-football injury list— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 16, 2019
Also, Greg Mancz isn’t practicing because of a concussion. Howard is also on ice because of the knee injury he suffered last week.
Tytus Howard (MCL) and Greg Mancz (concussion) didnt practice— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 16, 2019
The Texans play the Colts this Sunday at 12 p.m. in Indianapolis.