Houston Texans: Re-sign running back to the practice squad
The Houston Texans made a couple of moves to their practice squad after their bye week.
The Houston Texans have decided to bring back running back Josh Ferguson back to their practice squad. Ferguson was already in the team’s practice squad for a short stint before being released so the Texans could retain outside linebacker Daeshon Hall, who was waived from the active roster. Ferguson was in the New England Patriots practice squad for a couple of days after he was waived by the Texans, but he didn’t last long in Foxborough either.
The Texans have brought him for a second time after releasing wide receiver Malachi Dupre from the practice squad for the second time this season. The Texans signing Ferguson makes him the only running back on the practice squad. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Houston Texans the move via his Twitter account:
The Texans ten man practice squad now includes:
- Josh Ferguson, running back
- Kyle Fuller, offensive lineman
- Chad Slade, offensive lineman
- Roderick Johnson, offensive lineman
- Steven Mitchell, wide receiver
- Isaac Whitney, wide receiver
- Jerrell Adams, tight end
- Davin Bellamy, outside linebacker
- Daeshon Hall, outside linebacker
- Andre Chachere, defensive back
The front office has continued to transform the practice squad as the season progresses, and the only players to remain on the practice squad since the start of the regular season are Fuller, Slade, Bellamy, and Chachere.
Ferguson has experience playing multiple positions on special teams, he has fielded punts, returned kicks, and brought down ball carriers on special teams. He’s a good insurance policy with running back Tyler Ervin being released for wide receiver DeAndre Carter to take the responsibilities of returning punts and kicks on special teams. The Texans have placed a big emphasis on continuing to improve their special teams, and they can’t have enough players able to contribute on fourth downs and kickoffs.