Texans activate Joel Heath, make other roster moves

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Joel Heath is now back for the Houston Texans after starting training on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

We’re now officially halfway through the 2017 NFL preseason as the Houston Texans prepare to face off against the New Orleans Saints this coming Saturday.

It looks like we’ll finally get to see defensive end Joel Heath in action after the Texans announced on Wednesday that he’s been activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

The Texans also waived wide receiver Devin Street and signed outside linebacker Mike Catapano.

Catapano played his college ball at the University of Princeton and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also spent time with the New York Jets.

With Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney resting along with Dayon Pratt and Gimel President dealing with injuries, Catapano will get plenty of playing time over the course of the Texans’ final two preseason games.

Getting Heath back is huge for the Texans. He ended up suffering a hamstring injury during the offseason and is now finally healthy and ready to go.

Heath played in 12 games last season for the Texans and he started in six of those games. He recorded eight tackles and two sacks while on the field.

When it comes to Street, he was just claimed off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers in July. If another team doesn’t claim him, Houston will likely place him on season-ending injured reserve.

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