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93 Joel Heath DE

Houston Texans

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November 23, 2019 12:12 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Re-signs with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath was signed by the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heath had signed with Houston earlier in the month, then was released Thursday before re-signing after clearing waivers Friday. He is a one-time starter for Houston and knows the system, so he should fit in quickly.

November 21, 2019 06:16 PM
Joel Heath: Waived by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath was waived by the Texans on Thursday.

Heath had to be let go as a result of the Texans signing Jonathan Owens off the practice squad. The 26-year-old's stay in Houston was a short one as he was only signed prior to Week 11. He has yet to appear in an NFL game this season.

November 17, 2019 12:08 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Out Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (coach's decision) carries an inactive designation into Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.

Heath only signed with the Texans earlier this week, meaning he may still be unfamiliar with some of the team's defensive schemes. Angelo Blackson and Brandon Dunn figure to get starts at defensive end with J.J. Watt (pectoral) out for the remainder of the season.

November 12, 2019 08:56 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Returning to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath signed a contract with the Texans on Monday.

Heath was waived ahead of Week 1, but he's now being brought back at the expense of offensive lineman Dan Skipper. Heath will look to provide depth on a team scrambling to replace J.J. Watt (pectoral).

September 3, 2019 08:12 PM
Joel Heath: Let go by Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans released Heath on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

This was a surprising move by the Texans, especially since they traded Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks. However, it signals they have faith in Angelo Blackson to fill the role opposite J.J. Watt. Heath is just 26 years old, so expect another franchise to pick him up for added depth on the defensive front.

March 12, 2019 12:52 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Re-ups with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath signed a one-year contract with the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heath made two tackles across five games with the Texans last season while playing a limited role on special teams. The 25-year-old will supply Houston's defensive line with depth in 2019.

August 26, 2018 01:40 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Musters two tackles Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Health (undisclosed) made two tackles and one pass breakup during Saturday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Rams.

Heath is competing against Christian Covington for the No. 1 DE job. If Heath falls short, he will be used in a rotational setting similar to last season, when he made 24 tackles and one sack.

May 23, 2018 01:08 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Sits out beginning of OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (undisclosed) didn't participate in OTAs on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It's not certain what's bothering Heath, as he was healthy for the final seven games of 2017. Heath has worked as a depth lineman for the past two years, but he is slated to start opposite J.J. Watt on the Texans' defensive front in 2018.

November 25, 2017 05:36 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Won't carry injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee, illness) will not carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Ravens.

Heath has been battling the knee injury for a few weeks, but it appears the undisclosed illness is what kept him sidelined at Friday's practice. Regardless, the 24-year-old appears ready to go for a depleted Texans' front seven that needs as much help as it can get.

November 24, 2017 09:28 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Misses Friday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath didn't practice Friday because of a knee injury and an illness.

Heath missed three games due to the knee before returning to play 15 of a possible 58 defensive snaps in a Week 11 win over the Cardinals. He has 11 tackles and one sack over seven games.

November 19, 2017 11:40 AM
Texans' Joel Heath: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Heath will suit up for the first time since Week 6 against the Browns. The second-year pro has yet to play significant defensive snaps, but due to injuries on the Texans' defensive front, he may be in for a high snap count Sunday. However, it's quite possible Houston keeps his snap count low since he only practiced as a limited participant all week.

November 17, 2017 09:36 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Heath was a limited participant in practice this week and appears to be nearing a return after missing three straight games. The 24-year-old will likely be a game-day decision, with Angelo Blackson and Carlos Watkins slated for increased snaps if he cannot play.

November 15, 2017 05:32 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Heath has missed the last three games, but his upgrade to a limited participant bodes well for his chances to play Sunday against the Cardinals. Due to the Texans' injury woes on their defensive front, Heath may slot into the lineup as a starter Sunday. However, he's been removed from the lineup for so long, fantasy owners may want to wait to see what he's worth before picking him up.

November 11, 2017 11:28 AM
Texans' Joel Heath: To stay sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans have ruled out Heath (knee) for their upcoming game against the Rams.

Heath has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the Texans' Week 6 victory over the Browns. His absence will come as no surprise, as he has been unable to participate at practice.

November 3, 2017 09:28 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Will not play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Heath did not practice this week and will miss his second consecutive game after sustaining the injury sometime during practice last week. There's has been no indication on the severity of the injury at this point, so it's unclear when the 24-year-old is expected to return.

October 28, 2017 12:36 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Will sit Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath has a knee injury and was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Heath was a new addition to the injury report this week and finished the week as a non-participant, although there's no indication on the severity of the ailment at this point, Kendall Langford (back) set for an increased workload in Heath's absence, although he is listed as questionable in his own right.

August 23, 2017 04:08 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath was moved to the active roster Wednesday.

Heath had previously been on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. It's unclear what kind of role he'll have this season if he makes the team.

July 25, 2017 03:20 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Reports to camp with non-football injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (undisclosed) sat out of the first day of camp Tuesday.

Because of the lack of transparency, it's unclear how long Heath will be out. Until this designation is removed, though, he'll be unable to practice. Still, this shouldn't come as a threat to fantasy teams, as his playing time depends on when Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt are injured or just need to catch their breath. Heath finished the 2016 season with eight tackles and two sacks in 12 games.

May 30, 2017 11:04 AM
Texans' Joel Heath: Returns to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee) is 100 percent healthy, Mike Dyer of WCPO.com reports.

Heath suffered the knee injury in the Texans' divisional-round loss to the Patriots last January. The second-year Michigan State product didn't require surgery in the offseason and has been participating in OTAs, so it doesn't sound like he'll face any limitations once training camp begins. Heath started six games as a rookie, but with J.J. Watt (back) receiving clearance to play heading into the upcoming season, Heath could settle back into a lower-usage backup role at defensive end.

January 15, 2017 07:15 PM
Texans' Joel Heath: Scheduled for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Heath (knee) is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heath injured his knee in the Texans' divisional-round loss to the Patriots on Saturday. While the extent of his injury wasn't reported, it isn't expected to require surgery. Nonetheless, the MRI results will provide a much clearer picture.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
1111/17/19BAL0000
1312/1/19NE0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1412/8/19DEN1:00 pm
1512/15/19@ TEN1:00 pm
1612/21/19@ TB1:00 pm
1712/29/19TEN1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Houston Texans1285.032000.0000
2017Houston Texans132417.071000.0000
2018Houston Texans522.000000.0000
2019Houston Texans100.000000.0000
TOTAL313424.0103000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/302
Birthdate:
6/18/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
School:
Michigan State
NFL Experience:
4
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