The Houston Texans must be happy with the quarterbacks they have on the roster, because they just let their third option, Zac Dysert, go. Dysert spent time with both Denver and Chicago before becoming a member of the Texans practice squad earlier this month.
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Dysert was the third guy available at the position after the Texans lost third string quarterback Tom Savage for the year due to a shoulder injury.
Houston will go forward with just Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer at quarterback. To replace Dysert, the team brought in former St. Louis Rams and New York Jets running back Daryl Richardson.
Richardson was a seventh round pick out of Abilene Christian in 2012. In his short stint with St. Louis he gained 690 yards rushing with a 4.1 yard per rush average. With the Jets he never made the active roster.
Houston’s running game has been nonexistent since losing Arian Foster during training camp. Richardson could have a shot at unseating someone from the underwhelming trio of Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes.
All three running backs for Houston have been downright bad in the two losses and a spark from anywhere would be welcome.
Another move made on the practice squad included dropping offensive tackle Joseph Treadwell in favor of another tackle, Edawn Coughman. The undrafted rookie Treadwell played at Louisiana-Monroe.
As for Coughman, the 27-year old was undrafted as well, out of Shaw University. He has spent time with six NFL teams and one Canadian Football team. He has zero games played in the NFL.