The Houston Texans plucked their first win of the David Culley era with a win over the Green Bay Packers. Houston didn’t escape from this monumental occasion entirely clean, as the team suffered two injuries to players that could linger.
After trading Randall Cobb to the Green Bay Packers, the Texans quickly added depth by acquiring former second round pick Anthony Miller in a trade with the Bears. Houston picked up Miller and a seventh round pick in exchange for a fifth round selection in 2022. Miller, Alex Erickson, and Keke Coutee were expected to compete for the starting slot wide receiver position.
Unfortunately, Miller was carted off the field during Saturday night’s game with an apparent shoulder injury. It has been announced that he suffered a slight dislocation; Miller has a history of dislocations over the course of his career. He’ll have a MRI this week to pinpoint the severity of the injury.
David Culley: Texans WR Anthony Miller suffers 'slight' shoulder dislocation, will have MRI https://t.co/25pqbJ1UEq— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) August 15, 2021
On the other side of the ball, Jonathan Greenard had a beautiful Yannick Ngakoue-esque sack against the Packers. Forever in the shadow of Whitney Mercilus, hopefully Greenard can escape and carve out more snaps in his place. But Greenard did suffer a slight ankle sprain in Houston’s win. There’s no update yet on if he will miss any time with it.
#Texans HC Culley said 2nd yr DE/OLB Jon Greenard had a little ankle sprain and they'll further evaluate, not sure how serious it is.— Adam Wexler (@AdamJWexler) August 15, 2021
Houston is set to play against the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday at 7 p.m. Expect Miller to miss the second preseason contest of the year.
UPDATE: The MRI on Miller’s shoulder didn’t show any major problems, which means Miller could be back as soon as the regular season opener against the Jaguars.