Shelley Smith: Texans place G Smith on injured reserve Texans placed OG Shelley Smith on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season. The Texans had high hopes for Smith as a developmental prospect, but couldn't afford to save his roster spot with Kasey Studdard and Antoine Caldwell on the shelf as well. The team signed ex-Bengals G/T Andrew Gardner to replace Smith on the roster. Gardner is transitioning from a power- to zone-blocking scheme. Aug. 29 - 10:08 pm et McClain_on_NFL John McClain Texans signed G Andrew Gardner to a 2-year deal. G Shelley Smith, who was going to be 8th OL, was put on IR with ankle injury.