The Texans signed two new players to the active roster this week, cornerback Shareece Wright and offensive tackle Roderick Johnson, after placing Seantrel Henderson and Kevin Johnson on injured reserve.
Wright (5-11, 184) is in his eighth NFL season and spent the 2018 offseason and training camp with the Oakland Raiders. The newest member of the Texans secondary played outside corner for most of his career, except for last year when the Raider primarily used him on the inside.
“Size, experience, he’s got a lot of snaps in the league, a good guy,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “All reports on him being a real good teammate and glad we were able to get him.”
Last year, Wright recorded 44 tackles, 37 solo, five passes defensed and one interception returned for 54 yards in 12 games with the Bills. A third-round draft pick out of USC in 2011, Wright spent his first four years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers before stints with Baltimore, Buffalo and Oakland.
Houston also promoted tackle Roderick Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster. Johnson, in his second NFL season, signed with the Texans on June 20 after being waived by the Cleveland Browns.
With Henderson out for the season with an ankle injury, Martinas Rankin and Julién Davenport will likely be the starting tackles. However, Johnson provides tackle depth for a Texans o-line that cannot afford more injuries.
“Thought he got better and better in the preseason, athletic guy, great length size-wise and really good teammate and so we think that was the best move for us to make,” O’Brien said.
The Texans also signed three players to the practice squad, cornerback Breon Borders, wide receiver Malachi Dupre and offensive tackle David Sharpe after releasing defensive lineman Darius Kilgo.
The Houston Texans updated 53-man roster, in photos. (Updated 1/3/2019)