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Houston Texans Place Jaelen Strong on the Injured Reserve and Sign Denzel Rice

The Houston Texans place Jaelen Strong in the injured reserve and sign Denzel Rice.

The Houston Texans have moved wide receiver Jaelen Strong to the injured reserve. The move takes place just after he began practicing again in over four weeks. Strong has been dealing with an ankle injury that he sustained against the Detroit Lions when Lamar Miller rolled into the back of his ankle. 

Strong landing on the injured reserve comes as a surprise, especially given the number of injures the position group is currently facing. On the season, Strong has 14 receptions for 131 yards and no touchdowns while splitting time at slot and outside wide receiver. 

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With the move to put Strong on the injured reserve, the Texans signed cornerback Denzel Rice from the practice squad to help at a banged up cornerback position. Rice will help with both Kareem Jackson (hamstring) and Johnathan Joseph (ribs/lung) who are recovering from their own injures and there are expectations that Joseph will possibly be unable to play on Sunday. 

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