The #Texans placed first round pick RT Tytus Howard on injured reserve because of a torn meniscus that will now get fixed, source said. He has been battling it. They signed DL Eddie Vanderdoes to the active roster to fill the spot.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2019
While Howard was originally drafted to play left tackle, he finally seemed to settle in at right tackle after laying some guard before the meniscus tear. Now, Howard will have the whole rest of 2019 and the off-season to rehab, watch game film and do every ounce of mental prep work necessary to step up in his sophomore season.
Aaron Wilson (via Houston Chronicle)
A 6-5, 322-pound former all-conference selection from Alabama State, Howard partially tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against the Kansas City Chiefs, but didn’t have to undergo surgery.
Howard returned after missing just two games, but dealt with the injury for the past three games before being shut down Saturday after aggravating his knee.
With Howard and newly acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil, Houston’s offensive line has improved from dead last to somewhere in the middle. It remains to be seen how the rest of the line will fair with Howard for the rest of the year.