Houston Texans make several moves ahead of Week 5
By Jair Lopez
Houston Texans are making plenty of moves to their roster ahead of their Week 5 opponent, the Atlanta Falcons.
The Houston Texans have made the move official and announced the signing of safety Mike Adams. The 16th year veteran is expected to take a portion of the snaps against the Atlanta Falcons at safety with the Texans starters banged up. Justin Reid and Tashaun Gipson have been dealing with injuries since the preseason and adding a fifth safety to the roster made sense for the struggling secondary.
Texans released tight end Jerell Adams from the roster to make room for the veteran safety. Waiving Adams made sense for the Texans with the three tight ends already on the roster. Texans will be moving forward with Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, and Logan Paulsen at tight end.
Texans also made several on their practice squad by releasing rookie safety Austin Exford and offensive tackle Christian DiLauro. Both players spent time throughout the preseason with the Texans but were released with the addition of a couple of players they worked out previously.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, defensive back Jonathan Owens and offensive lineman Elijah Nkansah were added to the practice squad to take the places of Exford and DiLauro. Owens signed with the Arizona Cardinals after going undrafted in 2018, he spent his rookie season on the injured reserve before being waived by the Cardinals before the start of the 2019 season.
Nkansah signed with the Tennessee Titans after going undrafted in 2018 but was waived at the end of training camp. He was on and off the Seahawks active roster and practice squad before being released and joining the Texans after a workout.