Cleveland Browns: 5 players whose stock dropped against Texans

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2. T.J. Carrie, CB

The Texans were eager to go after T.J. Carrie, who was matched up against DeAndre Hopkins.

Carrie’s found his job quickly got tougher when No. 1 corner Denzel Ward going down relatively early with a concussion.

Carrie’s had a decent season, especially considering he was vaulted into the starter’s role following an early season-injury to Terrance Mitchell.

PFF graded him as the 39th rated corner in the NFL. Not great, but not terrible either.

Carrie actually did a decent job on Hopkins, allowing him to catch 12 balls for just 91 yards.

Hopkins is a game changer, so you’ll take that every day.

However, Carrie found his way to this list  by committing two defensive holding penalties on the same drive in the second half. One of his infractions negated a sack of Deshaun Watson by Brien-Body Calhoun.

Cleveland needed to play flawless in the second half to even entertain the idea of clawing their way back into this one.

Carrie, who had eight tackles and added defensed one Watson’s passes, didn’t help the cause.