Texans Place Top Pass Rusher On Injured Reserve

Despite being competitive in a few of their games, the Houston Texans still sit at 1-3-1 through six weeks of the 2022 NFL season, and while they've got some promising young players in key positions, they just don't have the depth of talent to compete with most teams in 2022. Unfortunately for the Texans (unless they are tanking, and want to lose games), they will now be without their best pass rusher in Jonathan Greenard, as he has been placed on Injured Reserve following a calf injury sustained in practice, and is expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks of action. 

While not one of the biggest names in the NFL, Greenard has been quietly productive on a bad team since he was drafted back in 2020 in the third round, producing 61 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 5 pass deflections over that time. Outside of a promising rookie and some solid pieces, this team just doesn't have star power on the defensive side of the ball, but Greenard has been a consistent mainstay in this team for two years now, and when the rebuild is complete, he should be a key leader on this defence.

Ultimately, the Texans season wasn't going anywhere, but for someone so promising, this is terrible news, and hopefully for the sake of Greenard's career, he can make it back in 4-6 weeks and get back to producing for the Texans. 

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