The Texans have lost yet another member of the front seven. This time, it’s defensive end Christian Covington. His season is over thanks to a torn bicep, coach Bill O’Brien told reporters on Monday morning (Twitter link).

Covington, originally slated to be a backup, was thrust into the starting lineup when the Texans lost multiple starters to injury. Houston will now have to dig even deeper after losing defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to long-term injuries.