Houston Texans: Sign David Steinmetz to practice squad

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The Houston Texans signed rookie offensive tackle David Steinmetz to the practice squad.

The Houston Texans made an interesting move by signing rookie undrafted free agent David Steinmetz to their 10 man practice squad. The Texans had to make a subsequent move and Patrick Starr of the State of Texans reported on his Twitter account that they waived undrafted rookie cornerback Andre Chachere.

Releasing Chachere was a rather surprising move after he had an impressing training camp and preseason with the team. He showed great versatility playing as a boundary and slot cornerback.  Chachere looked like a candidate to make the 53 man roster, he finished the preseason with the Texans playing in all four games and had 14 combined tackles and five passes defended.

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Steinmetz was signed to the Miami Dolphins after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, he offers some intriguing intangibles as he is listed at 6-foot-8 inches and 321lbs.  Alain Poupart, the lead writer for the Miami Dolphins official website reported that Steinmetz decided to play his collegiate football at Purdue University after his father, unfortunately, passed away due to a heart attack.

"Between the visit to Purdue and a scheduled trip to visit the University of Illinois, Steinmetz’s father, Mark, died of a heart attack at the age of 56."

Both their parents were enthusiastic with him playing football at Purdue before the terrible tragedy that occurred in the Steinmetz family. Steinmetz ended his final year in Purdue earning All-Big Ten recognition from the league and the sports media. Steinmetz displayed his athleticism in his pro day posting some impressive vertical and broad jumps that would’ve been ranked in the top five at the NFL Combine. Exceed Sports Performance & Fitness announced his results via their Twitter account:

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Steinberg is a raw athletic right tackle that the Texans can continue to develop in the practice squad. Texans general manager, Brian Gaine, has shown a propensity in signing athletic football players after spending time under legendary general manager and retired head coach Bill Parcells.