The Houston Texans have waived offensive tackle Jeff Adams from the 53-man roster, leaving an open roster spot. Allen was signed shortly after Derek Newton was placed on the injured reserve with torn patellar tendons in both knees.
Adams was insurance for the Texans at the tackle position but it appears the Texans will continue to bank on Duane Brown, Chris Clark, and Kendall Lamm to hold down the tackle spots for the coming weeks.
The move with Adams will open the door for the Texans to make a corresponding move to their roster.
What could the move be?
The Texans are dealing with injuries at the wide receiver position, primarily for Jaelen Strong and Will Fuller V. Strong will miss extended time, according to multiple reports, with an ankle injury. Fuller missed Monday’s practice with a knee/hamstring issue that has slowed his production over the past two games. It is clear that Fuller is lacking the explosion on the field that he had early in the season.
That leaves the Texans with only three healthy wide receivers: DeAndre Hopkins, Braxton Miller, and Keith Mumphery. Miller and Mumphery have had their own health issues this season, and have had a hard time producing due to these issues. Hopkins is struggling to make a difference on the field and another mishap health wise could leave the Texans offense in trouble on game day.
Also, with Vince Wilfork dealing with a groin issue which he sustained against the Detroit Lions, the defensive line could also be a place for an addition. Another run stopper would make sense for the Texans, who need to step up their run game.
If Wilfork can not go for the defense, the defensive line, which has been struggling already against the run, will only be weaker that what they have been.
Those are the two early spots for the Texans to address with their open roster spot.