NFL football betting on the Houston Texans at the sportsbook is expected to be popular this season but it should be noted that Houston is losing players on a regular basis to injuries.
NFL betting information tells us that the Texans lost starting cornerback Jacques Reeves and starting center Chris Myers to injuries suffered in practice.
NFL football betting at the sports book could be impacted by the injuries. Reeves fractured his left leg and will be out for 6-8 weeks. Myers has a high ankle sprain and will be out indefinitely. Losing a starting quarterback and your starting center is not good news for a team trying to make improvement in NFL football betting. The loss of Reeves is really a problem since the Texans already have problems in the secondary. The loss of Myers might not be so bad since rookie Antoine Caldwell has looked great in training camp. Veteran Chris White could also step in and play at center.
The problems in the secondary are serious for the Texans in NFL football betting. With the injury to Reeves the Texans have some real problems since cornerback Dunta Robinson is holding out. Reeves might miss as many as four regular season games which would be bad news for the Texans in NFL betting, especially if Robinson does not return. “It’s disappointing,” Reeves said, “They told me it’ll come down to how much pain I can take.”
The issue with Robinson as NFL football betting information shows is that Houston put the franchise tag on him. Robinson said he would sit out unless Houston promised they wouldn’t use the franchise tag on him again next season and the Texans refused. Now the Texans can’t sign Robinson to a long-term deal until after the season as NFL rules tell us. Robinson turned down a long-term deal in February.
This is how bad things are in the secondary for the Texans as NFL football betting tells us. With Robinson holding out and Reeves hurt the Texans would like to use Antwaun Molden but he is on the physically unable to perform list and rookie corner Glover Quin has a leg bruise as NFL betting info has it. Now the Texans could be down to rookie Brice McCain, a sixth-round pick and Fred Bennett as NFL betting info tells us.
The loss of Myers also doesn’t help Houston in NFL football betting at the sportsbook. Myers has become the leader of the offensive line but his injury didn’t seem as bad as the one suffered by Reeves.