The Houston Texans are choosing to let Phillip Lindsay take his talents to South Beach.
After being cut by the Houston Texans yesterday, the former undrafted running back out of the University of Colorado is now a part of the Miami Dolphins. It seems that all ex-Houston Texans running backs go to Miami. Arian Foster made the switch a few years ago, and the Dolphins also signed Duke Johnson earlier this year.
Miami’s 28th-ranked rushing offense might be able to use him more than Houston did. Lindsay only had 130 yards and one rushing score so far. Lindsay added 37 yards receiving and one touchdown through the air.
How Lindsay gets involved in Miami’s offense will be something to watch. Will the Texans be validated in cutting him if he doesn’t perform? Or if Lindsay starts to perform, what will be the reason for his potential success?
Houston Texans are still running on empty in the rushing game
The Texans are putting their faith into the remaining three runners on the roster: Rex Burkhead, David Johnson, and Scottie Phillips. The offensive line still has a long way to go to help the war effort, but the injuries they’ve had have slowed any progress.
Are there any free agent running backs to consider? Todd Gurley is out there, but the injury risk is high. Frank Gore said he may come back out and play another year, but that would only be for a team who has Super Bowl aspirations- which the Texans currently do not have.
If Offensive Coordinator Tim Kelly can get the best of Burkhead and some promising performances from Scottie Phillips, then his job may be saved. Time will tell if the Texans just had too many cooks in the kitchen, as they are down two running backs from the start of the year (they started with five).