A week after injuring his shoulder against the Green Bay Packers, the Houston Texans have placed Braxton Miller on the injured reserve ending his rookie season. Miller injured his right shoulder after being tackled to the ground by a defender and he was escorted to the locker room by team personnel.
Miller has been the Texans primary slot wide receiver and he caught 15 passes for 99 yards and 1 touchdown. The shoulder injury is on the same shoulder that he injured at Ohio State that required two surgeries to get healthy. The extent of Miller's injury is not completely known but it is clear the Texans will not take a chance with it for the remainder of 2016.
The Texans wide receiver group has taken a hit to depth by placing both Jaelen Strong and Miller on the injured reserve in less than a week. The Texans signed Wendall Williams was signed from the practice squad to replace Miller's spot on the roster.