Houston Texans: McFarland to IR, Demps comes back


The Houston Texans made a few moves to their roster on Wednesday, beginning with waiving one of their undrafted tight ends due to injury. Mike McFarland from the University of South Florida has been in a walking boot for a couple of weeks and now has been waived by the Texans.

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The plan is to put the 6’5″ tight end on injured reserve, assuming he clears waivers. McFarland had an outside shot at making the final roster due to the fact that the players ahead of him didn’t wow anyone with their play in 2014.

The Texans also brought some new faces in, although one is not really all that new. Safety Quintin Demps was signed as was defensive end Fili Moala.

Demps played three seasons in Houston, from 2010-2012. He then played in Kansas City during the 2013 season and last year started nine games in New York, ahead of another new Texan Stevie Brown.

Demps, 30, recorded 57 tackles and four interceptions for the G-Men.

Moala comes over after spending his whole career with the Indianapolis Colts, who took him in Round Two of the 2009 NFL Draft. A regular starter in Indy, Moala has 88 tackles in his career but has struggled to stay healthy recently.

He missed half of the 2012 season and spent all of 2014 on injured reserve with knee problems. To make room for Moala the team released Jasper Coleman, a rookie defensive end from William & Mary.

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