Heeney (ankle) has cleared waivers and was reverted to injured reserve Tuesday.
Heeney's ankle issue will keep him out of uniform for the rest of the 2018 campaign after undergoing ankle surgery Wednesday, barring an injury settlement with the Texans. He should be available to compete for a roster spot again in 2018.
Heeney (ankle) was waived by the Texans on Wednesday.
Heeney reportedly underwent surgery to repair an ankle issue Wednesday. Following the news of his season-long absence, the decision to part ways with Heeney became an easy one for Houston. Even without the injury, Heeney figured to be facing long odds of making the team.
Heeney totaled two tackles in five games for the Texans last season before undergoing knee surgery and landing on injured reserve. The 25-year-old is likely to primarily serve as a special teams contributor again for Houston in 2018.
Heeney likely sustained the injury in Monday's loss to the Ravens, a game in which he played 17 snaps, all on special teams. It's possible that Heeney would have lost his spot on the 53-man roster anyway if fully healthy with fellow linebacker Brian Cushing slated to return from a 10-game suspension ahead of the Week 13 matchup with Tennessee.
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