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Top Troy Hairston II News

  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Officially lands on IR

    Hairston (back) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Hairston will now miss the 2023 campaign unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Texans and can prove himself healthy. The second-year pro made the team as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan in 2022 and was believed to be competing with Andrew Beck for fullback duties. Instead, he'll now focus on getting healthy.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Dealing with back injury

    Hairston suffered a herniated disk Sunday and is expected to be placed on IR, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Hairston was carted off the field after the injury happened. At the time it wasn't known what the injury was; however, an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. Although he has not been placed on IR yet, the move is expected to happen, and depending on the timing, he could end up being out for the season.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Injured during practice

    Hairston (undisclosed) was carted off the field during practice Sunday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 reports.

    Hairston's specific injury is unclear, as Wilson only notes that he was "down on the ground for a long time." The second-year fullback is likely competing for a roster spot with fullback/tight end hybrid Andrew Beck, so the sooner he can get back on the field, the better.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Logs full session Wednesday

    Hairston (chest) was listed as a full participant on the Texans' injury report Wednesday.

    Hairston suffered a chest injury against Cleveland in Week 13, and he logged just one limited practice before being deemed inactive ahead of Sunday's loss to Dallas. Now, the rookie fullback should be ready to roll again heading into this Sunday's game versus Kansas City. Hairston has not provided much in the way of statistical production over 12 games, logging three catches on five targets for 12 yards, though he should reprise his role as a lead blocker on offense moving forward.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Won't play Week 14

    Hairston (chest) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

    The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan will miss his first game of the season after he managed only one limited practice this week on account of the chest issue. His absence Sunday leaves the Texans without a true fullback, though Houston has four tight ends active who can step in as blockers out of the backfield as needed.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Iffy for Week 14

    Hairston (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against Dallas.

    Hairston picked up a rib injury during the team's Week 13 loss to Cleveland and was sidelined during Wednesday and Thursday's sessions due to the issue. However, he returned to practice Friday as a limited participant, giving himself a chance to suit up. Hairston has caught just three of five targets for 12 yards this season, so his availability shouldn't impact Houston's offense.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Remains sidelined

    Hairston (ribs) was a non-participant at practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    Hairston suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Browns, but he was able to play through it after exiting for a short time. He has yet to practice this week, which will continue to leave him firmly questionable for Week 14 against the Cowboys.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Not practicing Wednesday

    Hairston (ribs) is not participating in Wednesday's practice, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Hairston is present Wednesday but not dressed to participate in practice after suffering a rib injury during Sunday's loss to the Browns. He will have two more chances to increase his activity level before Houston takes on Dallas on the road Week 14.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Returns to action

    Hairston (ribs) has returned to Sunday's game against the Browns, Mark Berman reports.

    Hairston suffered the injury in the first half, but he's now back on the field in the second half. He had one target before exiting, although he primarily sees the field on special teams.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Questionable to return Sunday

    Hairston exited with a rib injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Hairston could not haul in his lone target before sustaining a rib injury at some point in the first half, though the nature of this issue is still unknown. The fullback has primarily played on special teams for the Texans this season.

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  • Texans' Troy Hairston: Lands roster spot

    Hairston secured his spot on the Texans' initial 53-man roster Tuesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Hairston is an undrafted free agent that played linebacker and defensive end at Central Michigan in 2021 before converting to fullback during OTAs. He earned the roster spot over veteran free agent Andy Janovich and returning tight end/fullback Paul Quessenberry. Hairston is expected to be the lead blocker for fellow rookie Dameon Pierce on a run-heavy team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 25
School: C. Michigan
Experience: 2