The Houston Texans picked up former Denver Broncos quarterback Zac Dysert and added the 2013 7th round pick to their practice squad.
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Dysert, 6’3″ and 221 pounds, broke the majority of the records for passing at Miami of Ohio University. Those statistical milestones were previously held by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Dysert was cut by the Broncos and spent about a week with the Chicago Bears before being let go from them as well. He now comes to Houston and serves as the practice squad quarterback, but is also the third passer on the roster after the team sent Tom Savage to the injured reserve with a shoulder strain.
Other players to make the practice squad include receiver/return man Chandler Worthy, receiver Alan Bonner, running back Kenny Hilliard, safeties Kurtis Drummond and Corey Moore, linebacker Max Bullough and defensive end Dan Pettinato. These players were all members of the Texans training camp and preseason.
They also went outside of their own camp to find some players by picking up Dysert along with former Eagles tight end Eric Tomlinson and former Browns guard Karim Barton.
The Texans reportedly also offered a spot to ‘Hard Knocks’ star Charles James II, but the cornerback took a spot on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad instead. He most likely felt that the strength of the Texans corners would keep him from getting a chance to crack the game day roster.