4 players with Alabama football roots will miss at the very least the primary 4 games of the 2022 NFL season after being placed on injured reserve on Thursday.
The players from Alabama high schools and colleges happening injured reserve on Thursday were:
· TIGHT END O.J. HOWARD MAKES QUICK RETURN
· DERRICK HENRY BECOMES HIGHEST-PAID RUNNING BACK AGAIN
· BRIAN ROBINSON JR. TO MISS AT LEAST 4 GAMES FOR COMMANDERS
· Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Marlon Davidson (Greenville, Auburn), who had arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 18. Davidson is preparing for his third season with Atlanta.
· Houston Texans linebacker Christian Harris (Alabama), who has been coping with a hamstring problem throughout the preseason. The Texans chosen Harris within the third round of the NFL Draft on April 29.
· Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (Park Crossing), who had core-muscle surgery last month. The Bengals chosen Taylor-Britt within the second round of the NFL Draft on April 29.
· San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward (Davidson), who sustained a hamstring injury on Aug. 15. Ward is preparing for his ninth season within the San Francisco secondary.
By waiting to place the players on IR until after that they had made the 53-player regular-season energetic roster on Tuesday, the teams will have the opportunity to revive the players to eligible playing status again after the primary 4 games of the season or every time they’re healthy after that.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.