The Texans added a pair of defensive backs, Rasul Douglas and Ka'dar Hollman, this week.
"Basically, between now and then, if nothing happens physically, we hope to see them play some in the game," Head Coach David Culley said Thursday.
In corresponding roster moves, the Texans traded second-year defensive back John Reid to the Seattle Seahawks and placed wide receiver Taywan Taylor on the Reserve/Injured list.
The Texans signed Douglas (6-2, 209), a fifth-year veteran after he was cut by the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this week. In 2020, Douglas started 11 games with 14 appearances for the Carolina Panthers and recorded a career-best 62 tackles with nine passes defensed and one tackle for loss. A third-round 2017 NFL Draft pick, Douglas played three seasons (2017-19) for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is reunited in Houston with cornerback Coach Dino Vasso, who served as the assistant secondary coach while Douglas played there.
"One of our defense back coaches, Dino Vasso, has had experience with him before in Philly, so we know about him," Culley said.
Both Vasso and Douglas were part of an Eagles' team that won Super Bowl LII. Douglas was one of just three players, along with Cornerbacks Avonte Maddox and Ronald Darby, who totaled at least 10 passes defensed on the way to winning the NFC East Division title. Douglas will wear No. 34 with the Texans.
Houston also acquired Hollman (6-0, 196) in a trade with the Green Bay Packers. Hollman, a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, played in 18 games with one start during his two seasons with the Packers. Hollman played his college ball at Toledo.
The Texans trimmed their roster to 80 players this week. The NFL deadline for teams to trim to 53 players is next Tuesday, Aug. 31, just days after the final preseason games take place. Houston will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their third preseason game on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT on ABC13 and SportsRadio 610.