Houston Texans make moves at the safety position
Houston Texans make a couple of moves in their second week of training camp.
In a change of heart, the Houston Texans have waived recently signed safety Tyvis Powell. He entered the league after going undrafted in 2013. Powell was on his sixth team with the Texans and spent less than a week on the roster. Prior to joining the Texans, he had some short stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Jets.
The Texans announced the signing of A.J. Hendy with the departure of Powell. Hendy is returning to the roster after going undrafted in 2016. He was with the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Texans before being released for a short amount of time.
Hendy was with the Texans last season after being signed from the Chargers’ practice squad but did not suit up for any games in the 2018 season. Hendy will be one of the defensive backs on the back end of the roster vying for a spot for this upcoming 2019 season.
Texans currently have safeties Justin Reid, Tashaun Gipson, Jahleel Addae, A.J. Moore, Chris Johnson, and Austin Exford. With the Texans normally carrying five safeties into the regular season, Hendy will be competing with undrafted rookies Exford and Johnson for possibly the last spot at the safety position.
The fifth safety on the roster will have to be able to contribute on Texans’special teams unit and be able to fill in the defense in a reserve role.