Houston Texans make several changes to their practice squad
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans made several changes to their practice squad ahead of Week 8.
The Houston Texans have had a busy week addressing their practice squad with multiple players promoted to active rosters across the league. The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Albert Huggins from the Texans to bolster their depth at the defensive line after a rough 3-4 start to the season.
Huggins signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2019, after being playing his collegiate football in Clemson. He made an impression with the Texans through training camp and preseason to warrant a spot on the practice squad.
Houston signed Texas native Javier Edwards to take over Huggins’ absence, and be another young defensive tackle they can develop for the long term. Edwards signed with the Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent from Colorado but released as the team got down to their roster before the start of the regular season.
Texans promoted wide receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. to their active roster with Will Fuller’s hamstring injury in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts, and he will have a great opportunity to be active for his second game in his short career. Mitchell Jr. signed to the Texans practice squad as a rookie in 2018 and promoted to the active roster for his debut in Week 17 with injuries to the wide receiver position.
Tight end Jerell Adams was brought in to fill in the spot that Mitchell Jr. left vacant after his promotion to the active roster.
Adams is a familiar face for the Texans after being on the practice squad for most of last season and on the active roster for the first few weeks of this regular season.