Running back Selvin Young has been released by the Denver Broncos after failing a physical, prompting continued speculation that he might end up with the Texans. A Houston native who starred at the University of Texas, Young's departure from Denver had been foreshadowed by new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels bringing in a stable of free agent running backs and drafting Georgia's Knowshon Moreno in the first round this past weekend.
Young excels in the zone blocking scheme that the Broncos ran under Mike Shanahan and that the Texans still do. He ran for 1,032 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per carry, in two seasons in Denver after joining the team as an undrafted free agent. The Texans did not select a running back to complement Steve Slaton in the 2009 draft, though they did agree to terms with undrafted free agent rookies Arian Foster of Tennessee and Jeremiah Johnson of Oregon.
Young told CBS4 of Denver's Reggie Rivers that joining the Texans "would be a dream come true. But I have to get healthy first."