Houston Texans signed linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster to their 90 man roster.
Houston Texans signed linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster to a contract to form part of their 90 man roster. Woodson-Luster is entering his second season in the NFL after going undrafted from Arkansas State in 2017. He is joining his fourth team after spending stints on the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns.
Woodson-Luster signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent and earned a roster spot as a rookie contributing in their special teams unit. He saw action in 14 games and finished his first season in the NFL with 11 combined tackles. Woodson-Luster was waived towards the end of the season and signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad to a future/reserve contract.
He was waived during the Bills roster cutdowns to their final 53 man roster for the 2018 season and was signed to the Browns’ practice squad. He was promoted to the Browns’ 53 man roster in Week 7 but released from the active roster after a little over a week with the Browns.
Woodson-Luster was re-signed to their practice squad later in the season and promoted back to their active roster in Week 15 to finish the latter part of the season. He played in four games with the Browns and recorded one tackle.
Woodson-Luster has ties to the Texans current front office and coaching staff as Texans general manager, Brian Gaine, was the Bills’ vice president of player personnel while he was signed to their practice squad. Meanwhile, Texans’ special teams’ coach, Brad Seely, worked with him in his rookie season while he was the Raiders special teams coach during the 2017 season.
The Texans had to waive undrafted rookie linebacker Chase Middleton from Georgia State to sign Woodson-Luster to the 90 man roster.