The Houston Texans have placed RT Derek Newton on injured reserve Wednesday and re-signed OT Jeff Adams, according to John McClain.
This comes as no surprise, considering that Aaron Wilson reported yesterday that Newton faces an “uphill fight to ever play again” after he suffered patellar tendon tears in both knees during Monday’s loss to the Broncos.
Newton, 28, is a former seventh-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He’s currently in the second years of his five-year, $26.5 million contract that includes $10 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $4.75 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Newton has appeared in six games for the Texans and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 45 offensive tackle out of 74 qualifying players.
Adams, 27, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Columbia back in 2012.
After brief stints with the Bengals and Dolphins, Adams signed on with the Titans at the start of the 2013 season. Tennessee placed on waivers a year later and he was claimed by the Texans. Houston re-signed Adams to a contract extension this past March but cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
In 2015, Adams appeared in two games for the Texans.