Last season, Houston third round pick Kahale Warring spent his rookie season on Injured Reserve with a concussion. This offseason, he finally made the squad. The Texans released fellow tight end Jordan Thomas, and rolled with Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, and Warring as their tight ends in 2020.
Against the Kansas City Chiefs, Warring played nine snaps, all on special teams, and that was it. Yesterday, it was announced Warring will be placed on injured reserve for an unreported injury.
Texans place Kahale Warring on injured reserve, per a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 15, 2020
What is this injury? Being too HOT for Bill O’Brien to handle? Being too much of a CHAD and confronting Bill O’Brien with lascivious desires that he doesn’t want to manage at this age while he also has to run a professional football team? Being too much of a bright light in a dour locker room after a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs? Whatever the reason, Warring has been placed on IR. Unlike previous seasons, Houston can call him back up to the active roster in three weeks if they want to.
It’s a bizarre decision. Houston had a competent tight end in Jordan Thomas. The Arizona Cardinals have subsequently signed Thomas to their practice squad and placed Thomas on their protected list, so there’s no way Houston can reunite with him right now if Thomas was interested.
To make up for Warrning’s absence, the Texans called up veteran
Texans promote tight end Pharaoh Brown to active roster from practice squad, per a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 15, 2020
Like the Cardinals did with Thomas, Houston has protected Greg Mancz, C.J. Prosise, and Jonathan Owens on their practice squad.
Texans protect three players on practice squad: Greg Mancz, C.J. Prosise, Jonathan Owens: https://t.co/TlTJo8jGOv— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 15, 2020
Houston plays the Baltimore Ravens at 3:25 p.m. this Sunday. Hopefully we all manage to survive until then.