Houston Texans signed several players to future contracts
By Jair Lopez
Houston Texans signed eight players to future reserve contracts.
The offseason has begun for the Houston Texans as they announced that they signed eight players from their 2018 practice squad to a contract to see them play throughout training camp and the preseason. Texans signed tight end Jerrell Adams, running back Josh Ferguson, outside linebackers Davin Bellamy, Chris Landrum, offensive guard Maurquice Shakir, offensive tackle David Steinmetz, and wide receivers Jester Weah and Isaac Whitney to future reserve contracts.
Wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo, cornerback Michael Hunter and offensive guard Chad Slade were the only players that were not brought back after spending time with the Texans practice squad. Slade was the most tenured Texan since he has been with the team since he was undrafted in 2015. Bellamy and Weah are returning to the Texans after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft and spending their rookie season with them in training camp and preseason.
Adams, Landrum, Whitney, and Ferguson are the only players that were signed to future contracts with the Texans that have actual NFL regular season experience. Landrum played with the Los Angeles Chargers for 17 games and recorded 10 combined tackles and a sack. Ferguson played with the Indianapolis Colts offense and special teams for 26 games. Whitney played two games with the Oakland Raiders, and Adams played 29 games with the New York Giants prior to signing with the Texans.
Texans general manager Brian Gaine, the front office, and the coaching staff will continue to scout and assemble the 90 man roster as they begin to prepare for the 2019 NFL season.