The Houston Texans may be missing starting cornerback Bradley Roby for up to a month.
NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported Roby is dealing with a hamstring injury that is considered “significant.”
#Texans starting CB Bradley Roby is dealing with a hamstring injury from Sunday that is considered significant, sources say. He’s likely to miss about a month, though there is a bye during Week 10 that helps.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2019
Roby was signed from the Broncos in the 2019 offseason to shore up the back end of the defense after Tyrian Mathieu departed for the Chiefs.
In 2019, Roby has started all six games, with his only notable stat being one forced fumble in Week 5 against the Falcons. He has no interceptions, no sacks and no touchdowns on the season. He does have 22 solo tackles, however.
In his five year career, he has hauled in seven interceptions, two going for touchdowns. He has also collected eight forced fumbles and three sacks from the cornerback position. Losing his production may not be a major issue for the Texans, as long as the next men up do not get burned regularly.
According to the Texans’ depth chart, Houston will have Keion Crossen and Xavier Crawford to choose from in Roby’s absence. Crossen is a second year player, while Crawford is a rookie out of Central Michigan.
The Texans face division rival Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. The winner of this matchup will have sole control of first place in the AFC South.
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