Texans workout former No. 3 overall draft pick

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The Houston Texans are kicking the tires on NFL draft bust Tyson Jackson.

The Houston Texans are scrambling after losing both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries this past Sunday night.

We mentioned on Monday that the Texans are working out former Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston.

Now Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Tuesday that the Texans will also workout free agent defensive end Tyson Jackson.

The 31 year-old Jackson was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jackson played for the Chiefs until 2013 and then moved on to the Atlanta Falcons until 2016. He has a total of 267 tackles and nine sacks during his career. He never lived up to being the third overall pick and is considered a bust.

Texans add a cornerback.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday that the Texans have added cornerback Marcus Williams off of waivers after he was released by the New York Jets.

If Williams’ name sounds familiar, that’s because he was on the Texans’ practice squad in 2014 after going undrafted out of North Dakota State. He had been with the Jets since 2014.

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Williams has 97 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 23 pass deflections, nine interceptions and two forced fumbles during his career so far.

Texans give pay raise to practice squad player.

Wilson also reported that the Texans gave practice squad linebacker LaTroy Lewis a pay raise.

Lewis is a rookie that went undrafted out of the Unviersity of Tennessee.

Comment below and give us your thoughts on the Texans working out Tyson Jackson as well as them adding Marcus Williams.