The Texans placed Fox on injured reserve with a knee injury.|||||||
He was hurt Wednesday and may need surgery. Fox played for Wahington in 2011.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed Fox to a two-year deal.|||||||
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Fox joined Pittsburgh last season after four years with Kansas City. He was mostly a special teams player for the Super Bowl champions, appearing in 13 games and finishing second on the team with a career-high 21 tackles in kick coverage.
Fox signed a one-year contract Wednesday with the Pittsburgh Steelers that will pay him the minimum salary of $605,000 for a four-year veteran.|||||||
Fox played the past four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs after being drafted in the third round in 2004. He's expected to be a backup linebacker and play on special teams, the same role he filled for the Chiefs.
According to Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, tests have revealed that Fox has a possible ligament tear in his right knee. The linebacker, who suffered the injury when he slipped during Sunday night's meeting with the Oakland Raiders, is seeking a second opinion this week to determine if surgery is necessary. He is not expected to be ready for the Chiefs' next game and might be sidelined for an extended period.|||||||
Vermeil indicated that Kris Griffin and Rich Scanlon will see more time on defense in Fox' absence. Through two games this season, Fox has three tackles.