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98 D.J. Reader DE

Houston Texans

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
9202.0000

Player Updates

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Texans' D.J. Reader: Two sacks in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reader had three tackles, two sacks and three quarterback hits in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Patriots in Week 1.

A nose tackle by trade, Reader made both of his sacks after bouncing outside to end when Christian Covington left the game with a thigh injury. He equaled the number of sacks posted over his first two years in the league.

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Texans' D.J. Reader: Impressive during training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reader is turning heads at training camp, Houston Sports Radio 610 reports.f

Reader seems to be fully past the sprained knee that prevented him from playing in the final two games of last season. Entering his third year in the league, Reader is locked into the starting nose tackle role and poised to improve upon the impressive start to his career in 2018. In 30 games over the past two seasons, the Clemson product has started 21 games and racked up 69 tackles and two sacks.

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Texans' D.J. Reader: Anticipates quick return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reader feels he should return "pretty soon" from a sprained knee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Reader avoided a major knee injury late in the season, but was forced to injured reserve for the final two games of the regular season. As the replacement for five-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork, Reader started 14 games and recorded 47 tackles with one sack. He should be ready by the time May's offseason program begins.

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Texans' D.J. Reader: Dealing with sprained knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans placed Reader on injured reserve Tuesday due to a sprained knee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It wasn't originally known why Reader was shut down for the Texans' final two contests, but Wilson's report provides clarity on the situation. Reader won't require surgery to address the injury and should be a full participant in the Texans' offseason program.

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Texans' D.J. Reader: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reader landed on injured reserve Tuesday due to an undisclosed issue, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Reader presumably picked up an injury in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars that will sideline him for the final two games of the campaign. The Texans' starting nose tackle finishes the season with 47 tackles and one sack in 14 contests.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18NE02.000
29/16/18TEN0000
39/23/18NYG0000
49/30/18IND0000
510/7/18DAL0000
610/14/18BUF0000
710/21/18JAC0000
810/25/18MIA0000
911/4/18DEN0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1111/18/18@ WAS1:00 pm
1211/26/18TEN8:15 pm
1312/2/18CLE1:00 pm
1412/9/18IND1:00 pm
1512/15/18@ NYJ4:30 pm
1612/23/18@ PHI1:00 pm
1712/30/18JAC1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Houston Texans16227.0151000.0001
2017Houston Texans144723.0241000.0000
2018Houston Texans92015.052000.0000
TOTAL398945.0444000.0001
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/335
Birthdate:
7/1/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Greensboro, NC, USA
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: