Scarlett (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Scarlett was a limited practice participant this week and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, so the move comes as somewhat of a surprise. The 25-year-old will finish the season with 18 total tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 12 games.
Scarlett (leg) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Scarlett suffered a leg injury during last week's win over the Browns, leading to his questionable designation Week 14. If the rotational linebacker were to miss any time, Brian Peters and Dylan Cole would both benefit from an uptick in snaps.
Scarlett will not return to Sunday's game against the Browns due to a leg injury.
With Scarlett sidelined, Brian Peters and Dylan Cole are both in line to receive an uptick in rotational snaps.
Scarlett's has received increased snaps over the last two weeks, including time at inside linebacker, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Scarlett's normally an outside linebacker, but Zach Cunningham's knee injury created the opportunity for the special-teams standout to play 64 snaps combined over the last two games. He has five tackles and made his first career interception in a Week 11 win over the Redskins. "I got a lot of confidence from making the play. We had a good rush upfront and coverage behind me and I made the play," said Scarlett, who reacted quickly to the throw and showed nice hands on the catch. Cunningham is questionable for Week 12, the Monday night game against the Titans, but we should see an updated status when Houston releases its first injury report of the week. That will give us our first indication of Scarlett's role for Week 12.
Scarlett is expected to fill in for Zach Cunningham (knee) in Sunday's game versus the Redskins, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Scarlett works mainly in a special teams role when Cunningham is healthy, but he'll get a chance to approach a full workload. The third-year pro logged some starter work in 2017 but has yet to fit into that role this year, so it's tough to project his output and he should be considered a risky IDP option.
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