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Owen Daniels out at least eight weeks with IR designation

Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels hauls in a touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills as Texans owner Bob McNair watches in Houston Reuters

On Tuesday, the Texans were expecting tight end Owen Daniels to miss 4-8 weeks with a broken leg. On Wednesday, the Texans made it official that missing eight weeks is the best-case scenario.

Daniels is being placed on injured reserve with the designation for return, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Under NFL rules, that means Daniels has to miss at least the next eight weeks.

So the soonest we could see Daniels on the field again is Houston’s Week 14 game on Thursday, December 5, at Jacksonville. Considering the way the Texans have been playing lately, it’s entirely possible that by Week 14, Houston will be out of the playoff hunt.

However, if Houston can turn things around, the Texans’ final three games of the season (against Indianapolis, Denver and Tennessee) could all have major playoff implications. The Texans will have to hope that those games matter, and that Daniels is back and able to make a difference.

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14 Responses to “Owen Daniels out at least eight weeks with IR designation”
  1. 87hollywoodhorn says: Oct 9, 2013 10:30 AM

    the gig is up houston yall never really had a good team. lucky you dont play the saints, we would OWN you

  2. serkeljerks says: Oct 9, 2013 10:31 AM

    Talk about things spirally downward in Houston. Wow.

  3. 12444uggg says: Oct 9, 2013 10:31 AM

    Your returning AFC south Champs. da Colts!

    Stinks for the texans fan though, they waited a decade to win and two seasons in the window maybe shutting, or it’s at least not as wide open as it was.

  4. whodey23 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:32 AM

    When he comes back he might have another QB to gel with. If I was Schaub I’d be hiring a bodyguard and moving company.

  5. tonyovertroy says: Oct 9, 2013 10:35 AM

    This is very unfortunate. Even when Schaub had his head right, he was prone to distrusting his receivers beside Owen and AJ. The last thing he needs in OPERATION: Confidence is to lose a security blanket like that, especially with AJ already less than 100% right now.

  6. azarkhan says: Oct 9, 2013 10:44 AM

    87hollywoodhorn says: the gig is up houston yall never really had a good team. lucky you dont play the saints, we would OWN you

    “We”? What position do you play, waterboy?

  7. dr227 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:47 AM

    that would be an insult to waterboys

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 9, 2013 11:12 AM

    dr227 says:

    that would be an insult to waterboys
    ________________________

    Laugh of the morning thanks !

  9. coachjohnharbaugh says: Oct 9, 2013 11:14 AM

    Ravens 30
    Texans 9

    #dontforgetit

  10. thesteelskirt says: Oct 9, 2013 11:21 AM

    They will fire Kubiak after the season, get a decent draft pick for going 8-8, and then not have to do a total rebuild unlike my steelers who will need to fix busted draft picks and aging vets.

  11. schmitty2 says: Oct 9, 2013 11:22 AM

    As a Ram’s fan I figured they would go into Houston and get their butts whipped this week but now I see a ever small ray of hope.

  12. wearethesteelers says: Oct 9, 2013 12:36 PM

    LOL!

  13. rybridian says: Oct 9, 2013 1:37 PM

    Tough Break

  14. jakethesnake123 says: Oct 9, 2013 5:52 PM

    Texans have struggled with very few injuries, will be much tougher road if they do not stay healthy.

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