Breaking: Texans offensive lineman Jeff Adams out for the year
By Randy Gurzi
The Houston Texans offensive line woes continue as the team learned today that versatile lineman Jeff Adams will miss the remainder of the year with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.
Adams was carted off in the second quarter of the game against Carolina this Sunday, and it didn’t look good immediately as he was covering his face in pain as soon as his leg was rolled up on.
The news hurts for Adams who had really played well since starting the season as the left guard in place of the injured Xavier Su’a-Filo in the first game against Kansas City. After left tackle Duane Brown was injured and missed Week 2, Adams moved to right tackle as the team reshuffled their entire offensive line.
Head coach Bill O’Brien gave his thoughts on the tough ending for the young man who really proved himself to be an asset to the team during the early parts of this year.
"“Jeff Adams will be out for the year with a knee injury,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday. “I feel for the guy. The guy really put a lot of effort into this season. He was here all offseason, really improved as a player and those things happen. Those injuries happen.”"
There is no word yet on what the team will do to replace Adams, but they are running out of interior lineman. The team started regular right tackle Derek Newton at left guard against Carolina and may have to do so again this coming weekend against Tampa Bay.
If Houston does slide Newton back to guard they will have the option of using either Kendall Lamm or Oday Aboushi in Newton’s normal spot. This is of course assuming Brown remains out of the lineup and swing tackle Chris Clark stays in the lineup in his place.
As you can tell, the line could sure use a nice streak of good luck in the health department any time now.