The Houston Texans announced that they have designated LB Christian Kirksey to return from the injured reserve on Thursday.
LB Christian Kirksey has been Designated for Return.
— Houston Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 2, 2021
This opens a 21-day window for Kirksey to practice before being activated.
Kirksey, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.04 million contract when he agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $38 million and includes $20 million guaranteed.
Kirksey was set to make a base salary of $7.75 million for the 2020 season when the Browns released him in March of 2020. The Packers later signed him to a two-year, $16 million contract and he was entering the second year of his deal when Green Bay waived him with a failed physical. The Texans signed him to a one-year deal back in March.
In 2021, Kirksey has appeared in eight games and recorded 56 tackles, four tackles for loss, no sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and five pass defenses.