Another option for the Houston Texans would be to bring back a player they were familiar with in Xavier Woodson-Luster. Texans signed Woodson-Luster in the offseason to form part of their early 90 man roster. He spent the training camp and preseason with the Texans and had plenty of time learning the Texans’ playbook.
Woodson-Luster also shares a previous connection with Texans’ current special team’s coach, Brad Seely, who was the Oakland Raiders special teams coach in his rookie season after going undrafted in 2017.
Most of Texans’ roster moves are based on previous connections and relationships; Woodson-Luster checks those boxes with him knowing coaches from his previous stops and having pre-existent knowledge of what the Texans like to run.
Although it’s a longshot he is re-signed since they are more established players in the open market, Woodson-Luster could be in the shortlist of players for a potential return to Houston if he is healthy. The former Texan was placed on the injured reserve with an ankle injury before reaching an injury settlement with the team to pursue another opportunity to play in 2019.
Texans would have to comply with the NFL rule of having to wait six weeks to re-sign him after the settlement, but the Texans should be good to move forward with the move with the settlement occurring on the 7th of October.