The Houston Texans added a couple of players to the 53-man roster after placing cornerback Kevin Johnson and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson on the injured reserve.
The Houston Texans added several players with intention of addressing the injuries that occurred to starting cornerback Kevin Johnson and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson after the season opener versus the New England Patriots.
Late Tuesday, the Texans worked out a number of players and decided to sign offensive tackle Roderick Johnson off of the Texans practice squad and signed veteran cornerback Shareece Wright. Roderick Johnson was drafted in the fifth round by the Cleveland Browns in 2017.
Roderick Johnson is an athletic raw player that needs development, but with the bare market, he is an intriguing player. He has similar physical traits to starting tackle, Julien Davenport. He has long arms for his position, 36 inches, and strong big hands,10 3/4 inches. Johnson will probably stand on the sidelines with Martinas Rankin playing as well as can be expected as a rookie and recently coming off of foot surgery.
Veteran Shareece Wright was with the Oakland Raiders during the preseason before being cut during the cutdown to the initial 53-man roster. However, the season before he was with the Buffalo Bills where he finished the season with 44 combined tackles, five passes defensed and one interception. Texans general manager Brian Gaine, was formally employed with the Bills as the vice president of player personnel during Wright’s stint with the Bills.
Familiarity places a role especially when the Texans have a game to play this Sunday in Nissan Stadium versus the Tennessee Titans. Wright might get snaps with cornerback Kayvon Webster being ruled out by head coach Bill O’Brien for the second game of the regular as the Texans are looking for their first win of the 2018 season.