Detroit Lions starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis was not available to talk after his team’s 24-10 win over the New York Giants on Monday night because he was in the league’s concussion protocol.
Strong likely will step into the No. 3 spot, which will take some pressure off Cole.
Strong, a 2015 third-round pick, was suspended for the first game of the season because of his February 2016 arrest for illegal possession of marijuana. Strong was riding in a car driven by Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, a former teammate at Arizona State, and admitted to having the marijuana without a medical marijuana card.
Strong played in the Texans’ Week 2 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals but did not have a target. He played on just 30 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.
In three seasons with the team, Strong had 28 catches for 292 yards and three touchdowns (all in his rookie season). The Texans considered releasing the wide receiver before the season during the cut down to the 53-man roster.
In a corresponding roster move, the Jags placed defensive tackle Michael Bennett on the reserve/injured list.
The Pro Bowl receiver has spent endless hours at the facility and at home treating and rehabbing the injury. Beckham said Thursday he “felt good” and was itching to get back on the field.