Texans put starting linebacker on IR

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Patterson/AP/Shutterstock (13394295an) Houston Texans linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (57) lines up for the snap during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Houston Colts Texans Football, Houston, United States – 11 Sep 2022

Texans put starting linebacker on IR

A groin injury forced Pierre-Louis out of Houston’s Week 2 game vs. Denver.

On Tuesday, the Houston Texans announced they had placed starting linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve.

Pierre-Louis, 30, suffered aa groin injury in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos and did not return. Pierre-Louis was not only a starter, but an active member on special teams as well. before departing, Pierre-Louis had logged 20 defensive snaps (3rd most among LBs) and 15 special teams snaps (58% of the ST snaps for the game).

Blake Cashman picked up the overwhelming majority of the linebacker snaps that would have gone to Pierre-Louis during Sunday’s game.

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