The Texans made several roster moves on Monday coming off of their bye week break.
They signed nose tackle
McClain (6-2, 300) was a third-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers out of South Florida in 2011. He started the first 12 games of his rookie season and had 19 tackles and a sack before suffering a season-ending left knee injury. He was released by Carolina on Sept. 2, signed by the New England Patriots on Sept. 26 and released Oct. 2 after appearing in one game.
Hunter, an undrafted rookie from the University of Houston and a native Houstonian, was signed two weeks ago from the practice squad. He suffered a season-ending injury during his second practice as a member of the active roster.
The Texans selected Mondek (6-5, 303) in the sixth round of this year’s draft out of Purdue. He was released in the first round of preseason roster cuts on Aug. 27 and spent a couple weeks on the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad. Browner (6-4, 276), who went undrafted out of Cal in 2011, signed with the Texans in June after a trying out in mini-camp. He was released in the final round of cuts on Aug. 31.