Texans place Chris Clark on IR, make other roster moves

Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images
Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images /

The Houston Texans no longer have a formidable left tackle on their roster with Chris Clark now on injured reserve.

The injury bug has been brutal to the Houston Texans this season and continues to bite them as they prepare for a week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday that the Texans have released veteran linebacker Lamarr Houston and have placed offensive tackle Chris Clark and linebacker Benn Heeney on season-ending injured reserve.

The Texans also promoted linebacker Gimel Preisdent, offensive guard Chad Slade and linebacker LaTroy Lewis to their active roster.

It’s a shame Heeney’s season is over. The Texans signed him earlier in the season. He only appeared in five games and recorded two tackles.

More from Toro Times

With the Texans just about out of the playoff hunt, they will now get a chance to look at some younger players like President, Slade and Lewis.

President played most of his college ball at Auburn, but decided to leave  in order to attend to play for the University of Illinois as a graduate transfer.

Slade was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Auburn in 2015. He’s played both guard spots as well as right tackle during his time with Houston.

Lewis was on the Oakland Raiders practice squad earlier in the season, but was waived by them right after the preseason. He was then signed to the Texans’ practice squad two days later.

When it comes to their left tackle situation, Kendall Lamm is expected to start their this week, but when rookie Julie’n Davenport gets healthy, he could take over for the rest of the season.