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The Texans selected DB Jalen Pitre in the 2nd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Pitre opened his Baylor career as a LB and continued to make his greatest contributions near the line of scrimmage. He racked up a ridiculous 29.5 tackles for loss (including 6 sacks) over the past 2 seasons while playing safety and slot corner, adding 4 INTs and 9 passes defensed. At just 5’11 and with near-average speed for the position, Pitre projects as primarily a box safety in the pros. Going to Houston in Round 2 should give him a good shot at starting right away.

The Texans took CB Derek Stingley with the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Stingley arguably enjoyed his best season as a freshman, when he snared 6 INTs and defensed 15 passes for the national-champion Tigers. Stingley seemed the regress the past 2 years. That span included losing 10 games to a torn ligament in his left foot last season. Stingley should be an immediate starter in Houston but doesn't project as a high-level IDP contributor.

Texans S Justin Reid came away from Sunday's loss to the 49ers with "slight" ankle and knee injuries, according to Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 in Houston. DE Jonathan Greenard also left the game with a shoulder injury. We'll see about the status for each player this week.

The Texans have placed DE Jonathan Greenard on the COVID list following a positive test. We'll see whether he has a shot to return for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The Texans look likely to go without their top 2 LBs for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Christian Kirksey and Kamu Grugier-Hill have each tested positive for COVID. We’ll see whether either LB has a shot to return. Kevin Pierre-Louis and Neville Hewitt figure to lead the LB playing time if they dont

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Texans S Justin Reid left Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with a concussion, HC David Culley confirmed after the game. CB Desmond King left the game for the same reason, but Culley said afterward that King did not actually sustain a concussion. So he should be ready for next Sunday's game at Jacksonville. Reid will need to pass through the league protocol before returning.

Texans LB Kamu Grugier-Hill left Sunday's game on a cart after suffering a right knee injury in the loss to the Seahawks. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that early tests reveal a sprain, though, rather than a more severe injury as initially feared. That would likely mean further missed time for Grugier-Hill but isn't believed to be season-ending. We'll see about his official return timeline. LB Neville Hewitt saw elevated playing time in Grugier-Hill's absence and figures to start in his place going forward. The team, of course, waived LB Zach Cunningham, who is now with the Titans.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard (foot) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. He's been playing through the foot issue for weeks and will be tough to sit in an upside sack matchup with Seattle.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a foot injury that has lingered for weeks. Greenard saw his playing time dip last week to its lowest snap share since Week 5. Then his practice participation declined. Greenard went from 3 limited workouts last week to sandwiching a missed Thursday practice between 2 limited appearances this week. Even if he's active vs. Seattle, it's clear he's dealing with a limiting injury. We'll update his status Sunday morning.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard (foot) is active for today's game against the Colts. He played through a questionable tag last week and should be in most IDP lineups. Houston made LB Zach Cunningham a healthy scratch, with Christian Kirksey back off IR. That clearly points to Kirksey regaining a full-time spot next to Kamu Grugier-Hill.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts. He played through a questionable tag last week and put in limited practices throughout this week, so we'd bet on Greenard playing. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

The Texans this week designated LB Christian Kirksey to return from IR, and he has practiced with the team. If his repaired left thumb is ready for Sunday's game against the Colts, the returning starter would destabilize LB Zach Cunningham's role. Cunningham had sunk to a reserve spot behind Kirksey and Kamu Grugier-Hill before Kirksey's injury. We'll watch for whether Kirksey makes it back to the active roster.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard (foot) is active for today's game against the Jets. he came in questionable after sandwiching 2 limited practices around a missed Thursday workout. Greenard figures to be somewhere short of 100%, thus adding some risk to him as an IDP option.

The Texans have made S Justin Reid a healthy scratch for today's game against the Jets. According to multiple reports, it's a disciplinary measure after Reid violated team rules. A.J. Moore looks like the fill-in for Reid. Eric Murray is the top IDP option in the Houston secondary, though.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard (foot) isn't traveling with the team for Sunday's game at Tennessee and has been downgraded to out.

Texans DE Jonathan Greenard (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. He put in limited practices all week. We'll see about his status Sunday morning.

The Texans on Saturday placed LB Christian Kirksey on IR, following surgery on his fractured thumb. He'll miss the next 3 games but should be back after that. Neville Hewitt looks like his replacement, though we'll see exactly how the playing time gets split among the Houston LBs against Miami this week. This will be the 1st game Kirksey has missed this year.

The Texans have ruled LB Christian Kirksey out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins with his fractured thumb. It's a little surprising after Kirksey played through the injury last week (after it occurred at the end of the Week 7 game). It's tough to know what the LB playing time will look like with Kirksey out. According to the Houston Chronicle, Neville Hewitt "was prepared to play in place of Kirksey last week," when Kirksey played with a "club" on his injured hand. So it appears Hewitt -- rather than Zach Cunningham -- will be the 2nd LB alongside Kamu Grugier-Hill.

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