Texans bring in seven players for mini-camp tryout

The Texans have seven new players at mini-camp this week for tryouts, with head coach Gary Kubiak explaining after practice that the team "wanted to look at some new players" before breaking for training camp on Wednesday.

Three of the seven players are undrafted rookie free agents: cornerback Kasey Brown from Northwestern State, long snapper Preston Powers of Ole Miss and wide receiver Derrick Townsel of Murray State.

The other four are fullback Justin Griffith, a 2003 fourth-round pick who has been with three different teams at the same time as Texans offensive coordinator Greg Knapp (Atlanta Falcons, 2004-06; Oakland Raiders, 2007-08; Seattle Seahawks, 2009); defensive end William VanDeSteeg, a 2009 undrafted free agent out of Minnesota; cornerback Frank Walker, a 2003 sixth-round pick of the New York Giants who spent the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens; and wide receiver Bobby Williams, a 2009 undrafted free agent out of North Alabama.

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