Texans place CB Kayvon Webster on Injured reserve

The Texans will place cornerback Kayvon Webster on injured reserve, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. It’s currently unclear whether Webster will be a candidate to return later this year.

Webster spent the first four years of his career as a reserve with the Broncos but signed a two-year deal with the Rams last spring. The reunion with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips did not go as planned, and neither has his reboot with the Texans. Webster joined the club in late August, but an Achilles injury prevented him from playing in the first four games of the season. He returned this past week to face the Cowboys, but he suffered a quadriceps injury that will shut him down for a while.

On Tuesday, the Texans elevated defensive back Mike Tyson from the practice squad to help fill in for Webster. The Texans could elevate Shareece Wright to the starting lineup to replace Webster, or they could shift Kareem Jackson over from safety and use Justin Reid as a first-stringer in the middle.

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Tyson, 25, has never appeared in a regular-season game.

The Seahawks drafted him in the sixth round in 2017. They cut him out of the preseason, but he joined their practice squad and earned a promotion to the 53-player roster Dec. 16.

Tyson joined the Texans’ practice squad in September after he again failed to make the Seahawks’ roster.

Webster was signed by the Texans to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million back in August, but will now concentrate more on getting back to 100 percent form in time for next year’s free agency period. The 27-year old South Florida product previously suited up for the Los Angeles Rams, playing 11 games for the team last year before sustaining the aforementioned Achilles injury that ended his 2017 season.

The Texans, meanwhile, will look to get their third-straight victory this coming Sunday against the Buffalo Bills at home.

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