Houston Texans claim Packers’ Kingsley Keke off waivers
The Houston Texans have been awarded Kingsley Keke off of the waiver wire.
As the Houston Texans get set to truly rebuild, it appears that Nick Caserio is making moves already. Kingsley Keke has spent the last three years with the Green Bay Packers, where he earned 6.5 sacks and had 54 combined career tackles.
This is still an addition to the team, so we updated the free-agent tacker as Keke would have become one had he not been claimed on the waiver wire by Houston. As Field Yates tweeted, this move will not happen until after the Super Bowl.
The reason why this move is pending is to prevent players who are cut or waived from playing in the postseason. It’s not something that has top-of-mind-awareness for most fans, so this information from Tom Pelissero helps tremendously.
The Houston Texans could be attempting to replace Charles Omenihu.
Charles Omenihu was traded to the 49ers before the trade deadline this year and recently called the Houston Texans a “Circus act.” This could be a way that Caserio is filling a need on the roster. Additionally, this feels like Houston got a steal of a player. This was kind of a surprise move by Green Bay, as he had been one of their depth pieces for quite some time.
Hopefully, Keke’s progress continues in Houston, and Lovie Smith will surely help get the best out of Keke. Houston desperately needs to improve getting sacks on defense, as they ranked 26th in the league last season.
Keke has a low $850K salary, with a $78K signing bonus for 2022. He is currently scheduled to become a free agent in 2023.