Reports out of the Houston Texans joint practices with the Green Bay Packers have DeShaun Watson’s backup, AJ McCarron suffering a thumb injury that could keep him out for possibly the entire preseason.
Texans backup QB A.J. McCarron suffered a thumb injury during Tuesday’s practice against Green Bay and could miss the preseason. He— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 7, 2019
appeared to injure his right thumb on his follow-through after throwing a pass. He left the field in pain. They’ll have to sign another QB.
The Texans turned to undrafted rookie Jordan Ta’amu, a quarterback they’d previously worked out, to fill the void.
The Texans signed former Ole Miss QB Jordan Ta'amu and waived C DJ Coker.— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) August 7, 2019
Ta'amu tried out for the team at rookie camp.
The undrafted Ole Miss quarterback is quite likely a camp arm at worst and a practice squadder at best. Amidst other transactions, the Texans also waived center D.J. Coker.
As more information regarding McCarron’s injury and subsequent (un)availability are known, we’ll update you. In the meantime, are we wrong in being thankful this is the closest to a significant injury so far this off/pre-season?
UPDATE: More from the Chronicle:
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Texans’ backup quarterback A.J. McCarron suffered a thumb injury during Tuesday’s practice against Green Bay and could miss the preseason.
McCarron, who appeared to injure his right thumb on his follow-through after throwing a pass, left the field in pain.
McCarron, signed as a free agent to back up Deshaun Watson, was expected to play at least two quarters in the first preseason game against the Packers. Joe Webb, the third quarterback, will have to play most of the game.