By: Alex Del Barrio, Sportsradio 610

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said that running back Alfred Blue is dealing with a minor shoulder issue which kept him out of Tuesday’s practice at the Methodist Training Center.

Blue, who is in his third season with the Texans out of LSU, did not play in the Texans’ first preseason game against the 49ers and wasn’t with the club on the trip.

O’Brien indicated that the injury was minor, but did warrant him missing practice for now.

“It’s not anything serious but it does warrant time off as far as contact,” O’Brien told reporters on Tuesday. “We’re just making sure that he’s healthy when we bring him back and we don’t want to bring him back too soon.”

Blue’s spot on the roster may not be a guarantee after the club added Lamar Miller in the offseason. The running back position which includes Jonathan Grimes, Kenny Hilliard, Akeem Hunt and fourth round selection Tyler Ervin.

“It’s a very competitive position. We know what Alfred can do,” O’Brien said. “We like Alfred but we want to make sure he’s healthy when he comes back.”

Alex Del Barrio can be heard on Saturday afternoons with Matt Murphy from 3-7 pm and on Sunday afternoons with Jeremy Branham on Sportsradio 610. Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio


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