The Houston Texans made several moves on their roster ahead of Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the Houston Texans placed left guard Senio Kelemete on the injured reserve. Kelemete was dealing with a wrist injury that kept him inactive for the last two games. He started only in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints with Tytus Howard being a late scratch due to a broken finger he suffered in the preseason.
However, after Howard returned in Week 2, Kelemete was relegated as he dealt with his injury. Zach Fulton and Max Scharping will be the starting guards moving forward with Greg Mancz being the backup lineman that can play the guard and center position.
With an available roster spot, the Texans promoted linebacker Tyrell Adams from the practice squad to bolster their depth at inside linebacker. Adams was on and off the Texans roster before being signed off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad towards the end of 2018.
Texans will be moving forward with Benardrick McKinney, Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole, Peter Kalambayi, and Adams at inside linebacker. The Texans front seven were light at the inside linebacker position than in previous seasons only carrying four, but Adams will be a welcome addition on special teams. He finished with three tackles and a blocked punt for the Texans special teams in 2018
The Texans will have the opportunity to sign another player on the practice squad after Adams’ promotion to the 53 man roster. Besides the moves done to the active roster, the Texans waived recently signed rookie wide receiver Tyron Johnson and signed wide receiver Chad Hansen to the practice squad.