Texans place Derek Newton on PUP, claim Marcus Roberson off waivers

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The Houston Texans won’t even have bother having right tackle Derek Newton try to play this coming season.

The Houston Texans made two roster moves on Friday.

First the Texans placed right tackle Derek Newton on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to rehab from two torn patella tendons.

Then Houston claimed cornerback Marcus Roberson off of waivers from the Buffalo Bills.

It sounds like Newton will not play at all in 2017 after tearing the patella tendon in each of his knees back in week seven of the 2016 season.

There is no doubt that Newton’s career is up in air at this point. Most NFL players never come back from one torn patella tendon. Never mind two.

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Unfortunately the Texans were unable to draft a tackle high in the draft. Hopefully someone will step up in 2017 in Newton’s absence.

The 24 year-old Roberson is a big corner at 6-foot, 191 pounds.  He’s heading into his fourth NFL season after going undrafted out of the University of Florida in 2014.

Roberson played for the St. Louis Rams from 2014-15 and the Bills in 2016. He has 39 career tackles as well as seven pass deflections and one interception.

Signing Roberson is clearly a way for the Texans to add some depth as well as some competition in the secondary.