Houston Texans workout two offensive tackles ahead of Week 7
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans worked out a couple of offensive tackles with Tytus Howard’s knee injury in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans worked out offensive tackles Chris Clark and Kyle Murphy ahead of their Week 7 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Tytus Howard’s knee injury that he suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs has made the Texans scramble to bolster their depth at the offensive line.
Roderick Johnson is stepping in at right tackle, and Seantrel Henderson is going to be the swing tackle after being a healthy scratch for two games this season. Texans are expected to sign offensive tackle Dan Skipper off New England Patriots practice squad.
Murphy was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and started in three of his six appearances in his two seasons in Wisconsin. He spent the training camp and preseason with the Los Angeles Rams before being waived ahead of the 2019 regular season. Murphy was recently selected in the XFL Draft to form part of the DC Defenders, but he could be a candidate for the practice squad with Marcus Henry being waived.
On the other hand, Clark is a known commodity by the Texans after playing three seasons in Houston and playing both tackle positions on the offensive line. He signed with the Carolina Panthers for the 2018 season after his departure from the Texans and joined the New Orleans Saints for this season.
However, a leg injury placed him on the Saints’ IR before he was waived with an injury settlement. Clark has enough experience in head coach Bill O’Brien’s offense and started in 26 of the 37 games that he’s appeared in a Texans uniform.