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DeMeco Ryans Done For Season With Torn Achilles

The Texans have announced that middle linebacker and defensive captain DeMeco Ryans will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles. The injury was largely a fluke, as Ryans was defending a pass in the second quarter and fell down untouched. Nonetheless, it leaves the Texans in a very unenviable position. Already down three linebackers, they had to turn to waiver wire pickup David Nixon to finish the game at outside linebacker.

Thankfully, the team has a bye to sort out their options, but the Texans run defense should take a pretty big hit without Ryans on the field. This could be the tipping point that takes a really bad defense to a historically bad one.

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