Texans Roundup: Jimmy Moreland waived, OTAs are here

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The Texans made a roster change on Sunday, plus more news on your favorite team.

On Sunday, the Houston Texans waived defensive back Jimmy Moreland after he played seven games with the franchise during the 2021 season. Moreland was in his third NFL season in ’21, and in his in-game appearances with Houston he totaled two assisted tackles as he wore the No. 22 jersey.

Moreland’s first two seasons saw him play for the Washington Football Team (now Washington Commanders) in 2019 and 2020 for a total of 30 games, including five starts.

With Houston, Moreland played eight snaps on defense and 38 snaps on special teams. He joined the Texans off waivers from Washington on Sept. 7, 2021.

For his career, Moreland has one career interception, 65 solo tackles and two tackles for loss.

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The Houston Texans start OTAs this week as HoustonTexans.com wrote the following on the dates of the offseason practices:

"“Houston’s OTA dates are: May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 1, June 3, June 6-9. OTAs are completely voluntary, but the Texans will also hold a mandatory veteran minicamp June 14-16 at the Houston Methodist Training Center.”"

This is a very important time for the Texans because these practices are much needed for this young team as there is a new head coach in Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

This time is also important for second-year quarterback Davis Mills as he enters this offseason as the starter for the first time, and now with all the new rookies, it will be a time to gel with the veteran players to get accustomed with each other.

Even with these practices being voluntary, let’s all hope for the sake of this being a new era in Houston football that many of the veterans show up for the mandatory practices on June 14-16.

Again, with the addition of rookies, new veterans through free agency, and just trying to become a better football team compared to what was on the field last season, the next month or so will be very important for this franchise.

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It is a great starting point to become a better football team, and a way for the Texans to all get used to being around each other and learn each other’s tendencies for the upcoming season, so fans and the players as well don’t have to suffer through another four-win campaign.