The Houston Texans officially placed LB Benardrick McKinney on injured reserve Tuesday with a shoulder injury that’s expected to cost him the remainder of the 2020 season.
McKinney, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Texans back in 2015. He was in the final year of his four-year, $5.3 million contract when he agreed to a five-year, $50 million extension with $21 million guaranteed with Houston back in 2018.
McKinney stands to make base salaries of $7 million and $8.75 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2020, McKinney appeared in four games for the Texans and recorded 37 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense.