Texans tried to add defensive tackle, sign a running back

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The Houston Texans tried to acquire defensive tackle Sheldon Day off of waivers.

The Houston Texans have dealt with numerous injuries on the defensive side of the ball this year.

It looks like they tried to add some depth by claiming defensive tackle Sheldon Day off of waivers after the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to cut him.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Tuesday that the Texans put in a claim for Day, but the San Francisco 49ers had priority over them and ended up landing him.

The 23 year-old Day has only recorded seven tackles and two sacks during his short two-year NFL career.  He was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jaguars.

Now Day wouldn’t have started for the Texans, but with Christian Covington and J.J. Watt out for the remainder of the season, he would have given them some much needed depth.

Day is also a player that the Texans could have possibly developed alongside guys like Watt, D.J. Reader and Carlos Watkins.

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Texans add a running back

With rookie D’Onta Foreman out for the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Houston has added running back Troymaine Pope to their practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

With the Texans expected to promote wide receiver Cobi Hamilton to their 53-man roster, Pope will take his spot on the practice squad.

Pope is only 23 years-old and played his college ball at Jacksonville State. He went undrafted in 2016 and has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.