Veteran cornerback and special teamer, Kayvon Webster was unable to practice due to a pre-existent Achilles injury that left him sidelined for the remainder of last season.
Houston Texans cornerback Kayvon Webster was the only player on the Texans injury report that did not practice to any extent on Wednesday. It’ll be interesting to monitor Webster’s health this week and in the upcoming games due to the fact that he was signed with the purpose of providing valuable depth and contribute on special teams.
Achilles injuries are difficult to fully recover from and the timetable for a return is always lengthy. The good news is that he is probably in the final stages of recovery as he always able to work out for the team and pass his physical.
Every spot on the 53-man roster is competitive and coveted and if Webster is unable to play, the Texans secondary would be going short handed to Foxborough face the New England Patriots.
If Webster is unable to suit up on Sunday, the only players that would be available at cornerback for the season opener would be Jonathan Joseph, Kevin Johnson, Aaron Colvin and special teams ace Johnson Bademosi.
Joseph and Johnson would essentially be the starting boundary cornerbacks and Colvin would be the starting nickel cornerback. After them, the Texans are playing with fire letting Bademosi get defensive snaps versus the Patriots offense.
Bademosi wasn’t brought with the intent of seeing the field on defense, he is one of the better special teams players in the league, but he isn’t as reliable in coverage. The Texans will have their hands full on defense when they face Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 1.
The Texans and Patriots kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS as the Patriots have won nine of the 10 meetings between the two franchises.