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Houston Texans Injury News: Gareon Conley To Start Season on IR, Keke Coutee Practicing

A check in on the infirmary ward entering this week’s game against Kansas City.

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Houston rounded their roster up over Labor Day Weekend. Greg Mancz, C.J. Prosise, and others were added to the practice squad. Brent Qvale and Jon Weeks were signed back to the active 53-man roster. Angelo Blackson and Jordan Thomas found new homes with DeAndre Hopkins in Arizona after being released this past weekend.

Yesterday, Houston started practicing for the first week of the 2020 season and the Kansas City Chiefs. Already, there’s surprising injury news. Put the Kool-Aid back on the shelf. Gareon Conley has been placed on injured reserve. One of Houston’s starting outside cornerbacks will be on the sideline for a minimum of three weeks to start this season, which could be disastrous, for a team with shoddy cornerback play to begin with that has to play Kansas City, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh during the first month of the season.

Joining Conley on the IR is rookie receiver Isaiah Coulter, who is listed as suffering from a neck injury. This could be more of an IR stash than anything as Houston already has a slew of receivers on the roster.

There is good news, though. After missing the entirety of training camp with a slight stress fracture (whatever that means), Keke Coutee is back at practice. Hopefully Houston can get him going again quickly and he starts catching some easy drag routes he can scamper up field with as early as this Thursday night.

The following players were listed as limited at practice right now.

This is what the Texans currently look like as they prepare to open the NFL’s 2020 season by playing the Kansas City Chiefs this Thursday at 7:20 p.m. CDT.