The Houston Texans made a bunch of moves, including placing rookie running back D’Onta Foreman on injured reserve.
Without any surprise at all, the Houston Texans announced on Wednesday that they’ve placed rookie running back D’Onta Foreman on season-ending injured reserve, after he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon this past Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Texans also announced that they’ve signed running back Troymaine Pope to their practice squad, released quarterback Josh Johnson, promoted wide receiver Cobi Hamilton to their 53-man roster and claimed running back Andre Ellington off of waivers from the Cardinals.
I would expect Ellington to be on the field this coming Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens, but his involvement in the offense might be limited due to the fact that he still needs to learn the Texans’ playbook.
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My expectation is that Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien will involve Ellington enough in this week’s game plan for him to make a difference against a Ravens’ defense that ranks 26th in the NFL against the run.
When it comes to Houston releasing Johnson, I’m kind of surprised they did so given the fact that Tom Savage hasn’t been the most durable quarterback during his career.
If Savage does get injured, the Texans could always re-sign Johnson, as long no one else does so before then.
With injuries to wide receivers Chris Thompson and Will Fuller, Houston had to add another receiver to their active roster, which is why Hamilton was signed off of their practice squad.
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