The Houston Texans officially placed DE Christian Covington on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Monday that Covington was out for the season after suffering a torn bicep during Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Covington, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Texans back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2,370,484 contract and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Covington appeared in seven games for the Texans and recorded 16 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 interior defender out of 117 qualifying players.