Houston Texans: Several moves made on the practice squad
The Houston Texans made several moves after a couple of players were signed to an active NFL roster from their 10 man practice squad.
The Houston Texans 2017 seventh-round draft selection, Kyle Fuller, was signed off their practice squad to reinforce the Washington Redskins offensive line. Fuller was on the Texans active roster last season and served as an interior offensive lineman that had the versatility to play at the guard and center position. Fuller was released as the Texans made the roster cuts for the final roster for the start of the regular season.
Outside linebacker Daeshon Hall was also signed off the Texans practice squad by the Philadelphia Eagles. Hall was drafted by in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers before he was waived and spent some time on the San Francisco 49ers and Texans practice squad.
The Texans had three vacant roster spots with the addition that they signed offensive tackle Roderick Johnson to the active roster prior to their game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14. Texans’ general manager Brian Gaine and the front office spent little time addressing the open positions and signed several players that they worked out in the past. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the additions via his official Twitter account:
One of the most notable names from those transactions is the return of inside linebacker Kennan Gilchrist who had a good performance through the Texans training camp and preseason. Gilchrist was the odd man out of the deep rotation of inside linebackers that the defense had throughout the preseason. He had a total of 22 tackles in the four preseason games he played with the Texans.
The Texans have been busy this season with the constant churning of players through their practice squad. Undrafted rookie outside linebacker Davin Bellamy and offensive lineman Chad Slade are the only players left from the Texans original 10 man practice squad.