Texans starting cornerback Bradley Roby suffered a “significant” hamstring injury on Sunday, sources tell Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Right now, he’s expected to miss roughly a month of action, though things could be aided by the Week 10 bye.
Fellow Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph is already sidelined with a hamstring issue, so this would be a huge blow to the Houston secondary. Roby has been a bright spot on Houston’s defense this year, so they’ll want him back on the field as soon as possible to keep the momentum going.
Roby inked a one-year, $10MM contract with Houston in March. For Roby, it was an opportunity to earn a more significant payday in the 2020 offseason. For the Texans, it was an opportunity to add a quality corner on a short-term deal, albeit one that struggled in a step up from nickel man to full-time player in 2018. Roby, 27, bet on himself in a big way – the Steelers were willing to give him $30MM over three years, but he turned them down.
The Texans topped the Chiefs 31-24 in Kansas City yesterday, bringing them to 4-2 on the season. Next, they’ll travel to Indy to face the Colts.
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