The Houston Texas are reportedly promoting defensive back Mike Tyson to the 53-man roster for their Week 6 game against the Buffalo Bills.
The Houston Texans might be hoping for a knockout with their latest practice squad promotion as they’ve added defensive back Mike Tyson to the 53-man roster on Tuesday.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Texans are signing Tyson to the 53-man roster as they prepare to face the Buffalo Bills this Sunday in Week 6. Rapoport tweeted the following on Tuesday:
"“The #Texans are elevating DB and special teamer Mike Tyson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, per @SunnyTheAgent.”"
This Tyson isn’t the one who is a former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, rather he’s played in four preseason games this past preseason with no regular season appearances. In Tyson’s 2018 preseason appearances with the Seattle Seahawks, he made 10 tackles, including four against the Oakland Raiders in his final appearance in a preseason game.
Tyson is a former sixth-round selection by the Seahawks during the 2017 NFL Draft from the Cincinnati Bearcats.
The Texans have been battling injuries in the defensive backfield this season with Jermaine Kelly, Andre Hal and Kevin Johnson all on the injured reserve list. Plus there is Aaron Colvin who might not play the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Tyson has been on the practice squad this season and could help produce on the special teams.
Houston needs a lot of help with all the injuries in the defensive backfield as Kayvon Webster made his season debut, but was injured once again — a quadriceps injury — during Sunday night’s 19-16 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.
For the remainder of the season the Texans could be battling injures in the defensive backfield as those injuries keep adding up. As far as the signing of Tyson it will be a matter of time to see if this promotion is a knockout for a team in need of depth in the defensive backfield.