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Texans sign guard, punter; add 7 to practice squad

Posted Sep 5, 2011

The Texans signed guard Thomas Austin and punter Brett Hartmann while releasing linebacker Jesse Nading on Monday.


The Texans have signed the following free agents to their active roster:

NAME POS HT WT AGE NFL
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Thomas Austin G 6-4 310 24 1 Clemson
Brett Hartmann P 6-2 226 24 R Central Michigan

The Texans have waived the following player:

NAME POS HT WT AGE NFL
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Jesse Nading OLB 6-5 261 26 3 Colorado State

The Texans have signed the following players to their practice squad:

NAME POS HT WT AGE NFL
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Mister Alexander ILB 6-3 227 23 R Florida State
Howard Barbieri C 6-5 300 23 R Rutgers
Andrew Gardner G 6-6 305 25 1 Georgia Tech
Trindon Holliday WR 5-5 169 25 2 LSU
Shiloh Keo FS 5-11 219 23 R Idaho
Jeff Maehl WR 6-0 190 22 R Oregon
Chris Ogbonnaya RB 6-0 225 25 2 Texas

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