With injuries piling up, Houston Texans bolster roster by trading for Steelers lineman

The Texans traded for Steelers center Kendrick Green. Composite Getty Image.

Just last week, the Texans completed a trade with Arizona sending a 5th round pick to the Cardinals for offensive lineman Josh Jones and a 7th round pick.

Clearly, the Texans feel like they need more help on the o-line as they traded for Steelers center Kendrick Green on Tuesday. Houston dealt away a 2025 6th round pick as compensation. Green was drafted in the third round in 2021 and started at center his rookie year.

However, he didn't see the field at all in 2022. He was a backup and was inactive for every game.

The Texans now have three offensive linemen currently injured with Tytus Howard (hand), Kenyon Green (shoulder) and Juice Scruggs (hamstring). Don't be surprised if all three are unavailable against Baltimore.

Things are not shaping up well for rookie QB CJ Stroud in his regular season debut, with the team possibly down three starters on the offensive line.

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The Houston Texans have a huge game against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, and they must come away with a victory if they want to avoid falling to 0-3 on the season.

And don't look now, but beating the Jags just got a little more difficult with Aaron Wilson reporting that Derek Stingley Jr is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. Plus, nickel corner Tavierre Thomas will also be out after having surgery on his hand.

The Texans are dealing with a massive amount of injuries just two weeks into the season. But one could argue some of these could have been avoided.

Both Stingley and guard Kenyon Green (IR) had injury concerns coming out of college and GM Nick Caseiro decided to draft them in the top half of the first round, despite those red flags.

Green will miss the rest of the season needing shoulder surgery, and if Stingley is placed on IR and misses 4 games, he will have only played in 11 of a possible 23 games to start his career. Don't forget, Stingley missed time due to a hamstring issue in 2022 as well.

And let's not forget, Caserio passed on All-Pro corner Sauce Gardner, when he decided to draft Stingley No. 3 overall in 2022. The Jets selected Gardner with the very next pick.

Be sure to watch the video above as we discuss the implications of these injuries for the Texans and Caserio's future in Houston.

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