Houston Texans: Max Scharping suffers setback; placed on COVID-19 list

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Houston Texans Max Scharping (74) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans placed Max Scharping on COVID-19 list on Wednesday.

Former Houston Texans second-round pick Max Scharping was placed on the COVID-19 list Wednesday, as the Texans also announced they had to close their facility the same day due to COVID-19 protocols.

This season, Scharping played in three games — the first three of the 2020 season — as in those games he played in a total of 123 offensive snaps combined against the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In Week 1, Scharping played in 100 percent of the offensive snaps for the Houston Texans, then that number dropped to 63 percent in Week 2, and in Week 3 he played in 57 percent of snaps.

When in games, the offensive guard wasn’t at his best in year two of his NFL career, with Pro Football Focus giving him a season grade of 49.1 in the games played. Last year, in 14 starts, Scharping had a PFF season grade of 56.7.

One plus for Scharping is he hadn’t allowed a sack this season and he had zero penalties, but overall his play wasn’t at the level it needed to be and has been described as “inconsistent.”

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Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk wrote the following on Scharping and the positive COVID-19 test results:

"“Scharping is the first Texans player to test positive during the season, with several players having contracted the virus during the offseason.”"

Scharping lost his starting job this season after Week 3 to Senio Kelemete, but last season, as a rookie, Scharping made 14 starts and allowed no sacks.

For the future of the Houston Texans, a recovery by Scharping with the positive COVID-19 test is the most important thing for the offensive guard, as his overall health is the top priority for in all of this current situation.

This season hasn’t been what was envisioned for the second-year Houston Texans player, but being he was a second-round pick, expectations are high for Scharping moving forward once his health is 100-percent back to normal.

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Time will tell how this situation turns out, but with the Houston Texans being on a bye week, it will be interesting to see how the rest of the COVID-19 tests turn out. The next game for the Texans is on Sunday, Nov. 8 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.