The Texans placed RB Dameon Pierce (ankle) on injured reserve Saturday.
With four weeks left in the season, that means Pierce’s season is over. The Texans also placed their No. 3 overall pick Derek Stingley Jr. on IR. With nothing to play for, the Texans figure they’ll start packing it in and begin prep for next season. Pierce had a good rookie season, rushing for 939 yards in 13 games. Houston will move forward with Dare Ogunbowale and Rex Burkhead in the backfield.