The Texans' practice squad shuffle continues. Yesterday, cornerback Mark Parson was released from the practice squad, and running back Anthony Alridge was signed to the Washington Redskins' 53-man roster. It was a quick stay in Houston for Alridge, the former University of Houston running back who signed with the Texans only one week ago.
Today, the Texans filled those two vacant practice squad spots with running back Antone Smith and guard Andrew Crummey.
Smith was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida State (check out his YouTube highlights). He spent time with the Lions and Vikings this offseason. With the Vikings, he played at Reliant Stadium in preseason Monday Night Football and had four carries for 25 yards. Smith was the nation's top running back recruit coming out of high school in Pahokee, Fla., where he ran for more than 6,000 yards in a decorated career.
Crummey played in six games with the Cincinnati Bengals last season as an undrafted rookie out of Maryland. He gives the Texans another body in practice in the wake of the knee injury to starting left guard Chester Pitts.