The Houston Texans brought in free agent offensive lineman Ulrick John for a workout after recent injuries to their depth chart.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans brought Ulrick John in for a workout with the injuries that have surfaced on the offensive line early in the season. Texans placed guard Senio Kelemete on the injured reserve after he dealt with a wrist injury that sidelined him the last two games. Although Kelemete has an opportunity to return after spending eight weeks on the IR, the Texans need sufficient depth at the offensive line moving forward.
Texans signed offensive tackle Christian Dilauro the practice squad to join Rick Leonard, but the offensive line could be in use of a player on the active roster for the following weeks. Outside of Kelemete’s injury, Seantrel Henderson has not practiced this week due to illness, and it puts his status in question with an already thin depth chart.
John joined the Indianapolis Colts after being selected in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has spent stints with the Colts, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, and most recently the New Orleans Saints. John is a Super Bowl LIII champion with the Patriots in 2018 despite being placed on the IR early in the season.
Since entering the league in 2014, John has started in three of the ten appearances with the Dolphins, Cardinals, and Packers. His limited action has been due in part since he has ended on the IR with the Colts, Cardinals, Patriots, and the Saints.
However, John’s workout could be the first of many decisions as the Texans continue to fill out the depth chart based on the position of needs.