Houston Texans make a couple of moves to meet their roster criteria ahead of their rookie minicamp.
The Houston Texans have announced that they have placed outside linebacker Duke Ejiofor on the injured/reserve list. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, he is expected to miss the 2019 season after tearing his Achilles during workouts. Ejiofor was selected by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and formed part of Brian Gaine’s first draft as the Texans general manager.
He was an impressive addition late in the draft and was heralded as a talented player that fell late in the draft due to medical concerns during the draft process. Ejiofor played in 12 games his rookie season and missed four games due to a shoulder injury he suffered against the Denver Broncos in the regular season. He finished the season with nine combined tackles, two pass deflections, one fumble recovery, one sack, and a tackle for loss.
Texans also waived defensive back Michael Tyson to create another roster spot as they announced the signings of their 2019 draft class and their undrafted free agents. Tyson played on Texans special teams unit and served as a rotational defensive back after being promoted from the practice squad. He played in ten games in the regular season and finished the season with five tackles and one pass defended.
The Texans rookies will be expected to report to minicamp today as they begin their early portion of football activities and begin their transition to the NFL level.