DETROIT (AP) Houston linebacker Brooks Reed has left its game against the Detroit Lions with a groin injury and will not return.
Reed appeared to be favoring his left leg as he gingerly walked toward the sideline in the first quarter Thursday. He later was carted toward the locker room. The Texans were already short at linebacker since starter Tim Dobbins was inactive because of a shoulder problem. Star linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a knee injury.
Reed has 2.5 sacks after contributing six last season as a rookie.
Texans offensive tackle Derek Newton left in the first half Thursday with a knee injury.
Even during this relatively quiet period of the NFL calendar, there's still plenty of controversy around the league.
Take Jacksonville for example, where Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been firing back at executive vice president Tom Coughlin for saying he wants every player to attend the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Ramsey, as you may have already guessed, has elected to skip these workouts.
Seeing an opportunity, new Redskins safety Landon Collins invited Ramsey to Washington via Twitter, going into full Suge Knight "Come to Death Row" mode to make his pitch.
Ramsey seemed quite amused by the prospect, but also didn't seem totally opposed to the idea of teaming up with Collins in D.C.
While it's unlikely Washington trades for Ramsey, nothing's stopping you from firing up the NFL Roster Builder and putting the two-time Pro Bowler in burgundy and gold, Redskins fans!
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It's been a long time in the making, but a local Washington fan finally put the finishing touches on his Capitals-themed tattoo sleeve on Thursday.
Maryland-based fan Leah Carey posted a picture of her father's tattooed arm on Twitter, showing off the finished product.
John Carlson is credited with the final assist, as his signature was the last thing Carey's father needed to complete the tattoo collection. He finally got the signaure when Carlson took the time to autograph his arm after a recent practice. Carey then got it tattooed the following day.
In addition to Carlson's autograph, the sleeve includes various Caps' logos over the years, including their Stanley Cup championship crest.
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