In what has become the latest move in the Houston Texans version of “musical chairs” veteran Quintin Demps makes a repeat appearance.
After losing FS Danieal Manning, to a fractured fibula, the Texans were once again in a position where they had to find a replacement player to complete the roster. Rather than look to other teams, for a new piece to the puzzle, the Texans gave veteran player and former Texan Demps a phone call. Demps will compete against Shiloh Keo and Brandon Harris for the number two spot at the safety position.
Troy Nolan, who currently has 15 solo tackles, 2 assists, half a sack, and three passes deflected, will take the starting position that was vacated by Manning.
WR Trindon Holliday, whom the Texans had recently brought back, was waived in order to make room for Demps. If he can clear waivers he will be eligible to be placed on the team’s practice squad.
Manning’s prognosis is still a mystery as some reports claim that he will be out of commission for about four weeks while others report a length of eight to 10 weeks. Either way, the promotion of Nolan ensures that the Texans have a player who is already familiar with their defensive scheme.
Demps was on the team’s roster during training camp and the preseason. He will already be familiar with the Texans defensive playing under Wade Phillips, which is a huge plus for the team.