Houston Texans signed inside linebacker Tyrell Adams to their 10-man practice squad this week.
The Houston Texans released cornerback Breon Borders from their practice squad to make room for a roster spot and have signed inside linebacker Tyrell Adams to the practice squad.
Houston finally addressed depth at the inside linebacker position after inside linebacker Dylan Cole was placed on the IR. The Texans are currently thin at inside linebacker with Benardrick McKinney and Zach Cunningham as the most reliable players at that position. Brian Peters has played sparingly in the defense and has been more of a special team ace for the Texans since his arrival in 2015.
Adams last played with the Oakland Raiders in 2016-2017, where he played in 12 games and had a combined 18 tackles. Adams is with his sixth team in the NFL since coming into the league undrafted in 2015 from West Georgia. He had a few short stints in the league, most recently with the Indianapolis Colts before he was placed on IR and later waived with an injury settlement prior to the start of the 2018 regular season.
Coincidentally, Adams had a brief appearance with the Buffalo Bills where he was claimed off waivers while current Texans general manager Brian Gaine was in the Bills front office. His stint with the Bills was short-lived as he failed his physical and the deal fell apart.
Health has been an issue for Adams the past few seasons, but he has a shot to be promoted in the future if he proves that he is capable of contributing on special teams and play linebacker in a pinch.