Roby has been suspended for the next six games after testing positive for a banned substance, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Roby explained in a public statement that he unknowingly used a product that was contaminated with a banned substance by the NFL, causing the six-game suspension. Phillip Gaines and Vernon Hargreaves should be asked to step up in Roby's absence.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Roby likely will play in the Week 10 matchup against the Browns, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Roby didn't suit up in Sunday's win over the Jaguars due to disciplinary reasons, but it appears that will be the extent of his punishment. Houston's secondary was clearly out of sorts Sunday, allowing rookie quarterback Jake Luton to throw for 304 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception in his NFL debut. Roby should be a boost, as he's yielded just 5.0 yards per target this season.
Roby won't play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to disciplinary reasons, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It was reported Saturday that Roby wouldn't be traveling for the game for unspecified reasons, as the cornerback appears to have upset the coaching staff. With quarterback Gardner Minshew (thumb) sidelined for the contest, Jacksonville is expected to turn to 2020 sixth-round pick Jake Luton. On defense for Houston, Vernon Hargreaves and Phillip Gaines will be responsible for covering Jacksonville's DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault on Sunday.
Roby (undisclosed) didn't travel with the team and won't play in Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
This isn't related to an injury or COVID-19, but the team didn't reveal any further details about why Roby won't play against the divisional opponent. The 28-year-old is Houston's best cornerback, so now Vernon Hargreaves and Phillip Gaines will be responsible for covering DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault, who will be catching balls from rookie Jake Luton. The team likely will clarify Roby's situation in the upcoming week.
Roby (knee) was listed as a full participant during Wednesday's practice.
Roby suffered the knee injury in Week 7's loss to the Packers. Using the bye week to rest and recover, it appears Roby is on track to return in Week 9. Roby is expected to resume his usual starting role at cornerback for Sunday's game against Jacksonville, but he's struggled this season, yielding a 101.0 passer rating and three touchdowns when targeted.
Coach Romeo Crennel relayed Monday that Roby will undergo further tests to determine the severity of his knee injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Roby left this past Sunday's loss to the Packers after just three defensive snaps, and he's in danger of missing more time. Working in his favor is the Texans' upcoming Week 8 bye, but the tests should provide a better idea of Roby's recovery timeline. The 2014 first-round pick has struggled in coverage this season, yielding a 101.0 passer rating and three touchdowns when targeted. Phillip Gaines likely would start at cornerback if Roby is forced to miss time.
Roby is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers with a knee injury.
The 28-year-old sustained the injury on Green Bay's opening drive. The Houston defense may already be overmatched against the Packers' high-scoring offense, and Roby's absence certainly won't help matters. Lonnie Johnson should see increased work while Roby is unavailable.
Roby had seven tackles, an interception and two passes defensed in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans.
Roby's pick midway through the fourth quarter led to Houston's final score, which gave the Texans a 36-29 lead with 1:50 left, but the defense was unable to hold it. The interception was Roby's first of the season. He's been the best of a weak secondary, leading the unit with a 72.2 coverage grade and 68.9 overall defensive grade, per Pro Football Focus.
Roby has agreed to a contract extension with the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Per Aaron Reiss of The Athletic, the deal is for three years and is worth up to $36 million. While the two sides are waiting on Roby's physical plus the final language of the new collective bargaining agreement before finalizing the deal, it nonetheless appears Roby is set to be the Texans' starting slot corner in 2020 and beyond.
Roby is expected to finalize an extension with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The deal isn't done, but Houston is apparently close to locking up one of its starting corners before Roby is allowed to hit the open market Tuesday. Roby played for the Texans on a one-year, "prove it" deal in 2019, and the 27-year-old racked up 38 tackles, eight PBUs, two interceptions and one forced fumble over 10 games.
Roby had 38 tackles, one sack, eight passes defensed, two interceptions, one touchdown and one forced fumble over 10 games in 2019.
Roby posted respectable numbers in his first season in Houston, but the defense overall stumbled. Per Pro Football Focus, Roby graded out highest among Houston's secondary, a unit that PFF graded 28th in the NFL. The six-year veteran enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, and the Texans are expected to overhaul the back line of the defense.
Roby (hamstring) will play in the Saturday's wild-card game versus the Bills.
Roby's availability is big, as fellow starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph has been ruled out. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual role.
Roby (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's playoff contest against the Bills.
Roby has logged a trio of limited practices, which is a good sign for his availability after missing Week 17's regular-season finale against the Titans. The 2014 first-round pick appears to be trending in the right direction to suit up when the Texans host Buffalo on Saturday.
Roby (hamstring) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Roby missed the season finale against the Titans after popping up on the injury report last Thursday. His injury was initially considered minor, so it's a positive sign that he's still on the practice field, albeit in a limited fashion. Roby has two more practices to get to full speed before Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Bills.
Roby (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's divisional matchup with Tennessee.
Roby was a late add to the injury report Thursday, but with the Texans locking up the division, they elected to rest their cornerback. With the veteran sidelined, Gareon Conley figures to see increased snaps in the defensive backfield.
Roby (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Roby was added to the injury report Thursday, and although the injury is considered minor, the cornerback may sit out Sunday's game in order to be 100 percent for the playoffs. If Roby does not suit up, Gareon Conley figures to see increased snaps in the defensive backfield.
Roby was limited in practice Thursday with a hamstring injury.
Roby has dealt with hamstring issues much of the season, so it is unknown if this is a new one or possibly just a maintenance day. His status after Friday's practice will be telling.
Roby had four tackles, two passes defensed and an interception returned for a touchdown in Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 16.
Roby picked off Jameis Winston's first pass of the game and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown just 48 seconds into the game. It was Roby's second pick of the season and his first touchdown since 2016. His pick was the first of four interceptions for the Texans, three coming in the first half.
Roby (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Roby originally was expected to suit up for Week 14 after he was held to limited practice time throughout the week. He suited up for 85 snaps in Week 13 and is expected to see similar usage now that he's officially healthy.
Roby (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Denver, is expected to play, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Roby logged limited practice time at every session this week, so it appears that was more of a management strategy. He suited up in 85 snaps in Week 13, and is expected to see similar usage if he's officially in the lineup. Word on Roby's status should come about an hour and a half prior to kickoff when official inactives are released.
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|Thu 11/26||@ DET||W 41-25||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
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