Houston Texans bolster their cornerback depth with the addition of Cornell Armstrong prior to the start of the season.
The Houston Texans continue to tweak their 53 man roster prior to their season opener against the New Orleans Saints and added cornerback Cornell Armstrong to the secondary. Texans agreed to a deal after Armstrong went unclaimed through the NFL waiver wire on Sunday afternoon.
The move was announced according to Armstrong’s agent Brett Tessler after he was cut by the Miami Dolphins. Armstrong was selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft but was part of the wave of players that were released as NFL teams got to their roster of 53 before the deadline set by the NFL.
He is the second cornerback the Texans have brought in after trading a future sixth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for Keion Crossen. Armstrong is joining a crowded group of cornerbacks that includes Johnathan Joseph, Bradley Roby, Aaron Colvin, Lonnie Johnson Jr., Xavier Crawford, and Crossen.
Armstrong has 15 games under his belt with 8 tackles in what turned out to be his first and only season with the Dolphins. He will likely be a reserve in the Texans secondary and assume a role on the special teams unit after the team traded one of the better special teams contributors in Johnson Bademosi in the blockbuster package that netted left tackle, Laremy Tunsil.
Armstrong will be reuniting with former Dolphins teammates, Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills in Houston, and will prepare for the first game on the national spotlight against the Saints on Monday night football.