NFL set to postpone Texans-Chargers
The Texans yesterday added six more players to their COVID roster, which has now grown to 23 players. That’s essentially half of the squad’s roster for tomorrow’s game against the Chargers. Houston’s offensive and defensive lines are decimated. Texans also lack most of the body wide receptors.
Their opponent, the Los Angeles Chargers, is not without its problems. Running back Austin Ekeler, defensive end Joey Bosa, center Corey Linsley, rusher Chris Rumph, cornerback Tevaughn Campbell, cornerback Kemon Hall, safety Trey Marshall and returner Andre Roberts are all came out with symptoms of COVID.
Although both teams took a hard hit for their roster, Texans head coach David Culley insisted the game would go as planned.
Culley backed up his statement by drawing attention to the teams’ COVID-free Friday test results. “The whole league has these problems. We will be fine. “
Just because the whole league is in trouble doesn’t mean the Texans’ issues need to be sidelined. A quick glance at the defensive depth chart says whatever you need to hear.
Simply put, it will be dangerous for healthy players to play an entire football game with little or no substitutions. It goes beyond chasing the Chargers for a playoff berth and chasing Houston for a high draft pick. The Texans aren’t equipped to play a 60-minute soccer game tomorrow. It borders on negligence on the part of the league to allow a game to be played by two professional teams when one of them is unfortunately unable to complete a roster and has a disease that runs through the game. changing room.
The NFL is expected to follow the NBA last year and suspend all activity until the situation stabilizes. The Texans and Chargers are expected to play this game when both teams are healthier. Whether it’s Tuesday or two weeks from now, this match shouldn’t be played tomorrow by a small crew.