Texans sign RB Jordan Todman, make other moves

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The Houston Texans have added veteran running back Jordan Todman to bolster their running game.

The Houston Texans made a series of roster moves on Friday afternoon ahead of their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.

The Texans signed free agent running back Jordan Todman and waived rookie outside linebacker Dayon Pratt who has an ankle injury.

Pratt will likely end up on injured reserve as long as he clears waivers.

Wide receiver Devin Street also cleared waivers and has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

The Texans added Todman due to the fact that back up running back Alfred Blue is now dealing with a high ankle sprain.

The 27 year-old Todman is a fifth-year pro out of the University of Connecticut. He was a sixth round pick of the San Diego Chargers back in 2011.

Todman has also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, and most recently the New York Jets.

During his career Todman has rushed for 531 yards with an average of 4.3 yards per carry as well as 40 receptions for 314 yards and has scored a total of six touchdowns.

Todman gives the Texans some much needed depth with Blue likely out around six weeks.

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Texans’ rookie D’Onta Foreman sat out practice this week due to a leg injury. So Houston is now all of a sudden short when it comes to players at the running back position.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien also told reporters this week that Foreman has a “long way to go,” so I’m not sure what we can expect from him heading into their season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Add Todman gives the Texans another veteran back behind Lamar Miller.