The Houston Texans’ injuries to the secondary have been the worst scenario that could have happened so early in the season. The Texans currently have Kevin Johnson, Jermaine Kelly and Kayvon Webster on the IR. Aaron Colvin is banged up and will miss an extended period of time with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Jonathan Joseph and Shareece Wright have been limited in practice with their own injuries, so it’s not difficult to explain why the Texans need to double down on improving their depth at cornerback.
The constant changing of personnel in the secondary isn’t helpful for the team’s long term success, versatility is a positive, but players need to settle down at a single position and continue to grow in their role so they can perform at the highest level attainable. The Texans found a solid option in Wright given the dearth of options available in free agency.
However, they’ll need to continue to look at the bottom of the bin for players in the secondary to develop because that has been one of the most of the positions that the team has struggled in terms of health. The Texans have really mismanaged their depth at this position in terms of depending on Webster, an injured player coming off a serious injury to be dependable for the majority of the regular season.
They had Webster inactive on the 53-man roster for four weeks before he was healthy enough to contribute to an already unstable secondary. He, unfortunately, got hurt very early in the game and was ruled out for the rest of the season with a quadriceps injury that he sustained against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Texans literally can’t have enough options at cornerback moving forward with all the injuries that have plagued this position, it’d be great if they stash healthy players on the active roster and the practice squad that they believe could contribute down the road.