Texans sign 3 players to practice squad

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The Houston Texans have signed three new players to their practice squad in order to fill three vacant spots.

The Houston Texans made a bunch of roster moves on Wednesday as they placed two players on season-ending injured reserve, cut one player and promoted three players from their practice squad to their active 53-man roster.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday evening that the Texans have signed quarterback Taylor Heincke, tight end Ryan Malleck and wide receiver DeAndrew White to their practice squad.

The 24 year-old Heincke was signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 after going undrafted out of Old Dominion University. He also spent time on the New England Patriots’ practice squad this season.

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Heincke was the CAA Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, won the Walter Payton Award and Dudley Arward in 2012. He was also an FCS All-American in 2011 and 2012.

Heincke threw for 3,476 yards, 30 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and completed over 63 percent of his passes during his senior season at Old Dominion.

Malleck is a tight end that played his college ball at Virginia Tech and went undrafted in 2016. He’s spent time with the Baltimore Ravens.

The 26 year-old White went undrafted out of the University of Alabama in 2015 and was signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He spent the 2016 season on the Patriots’ practice squad and was a free agent until the Texans just signed him.

White won a Super Bowl ring with  the Patriots last season and also won two National Championships with the Crimson Tide. He only has two receptions for18 yards during his young NFL career.