The Texans have placed two players on injured reserve, ruling them out for Sunday’s season finale against the Titans. Per Mark Berman of Fox 26 (on Twitter), the Texans placed safety Jonathan Owens and defensive back Grayland Arnold on IR.
Owens suffered a broken wrist during Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, ending his season prematurely. The former undrafted free agent has spent the past three seasons with the Texans, and he’s taken on more responsibility in 2021, starting a pair of games while filling in for Justin Reid and Eric Murray. In seven total games, the 26-year-old has collected 18 tackles, one pass defended, and one interception in seven games (two starts).
The safety recently talked with Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle about his increased role.
“This year they have been slowly building me up,” Owens said. “I went in for a couple of series one game and I played a big portion of the second half last game. Just building my confidence up slowly and like I said, I’m excited for the challenge.”
Arnold spent his rookie season with the Eagles, and he caught on with the Texans practice squad following the 2021 preseason. The Baylor product has seen time in four games this season, with all but three of his 35 snaps coming on special teams.