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Texans release four players


Wide receiver Mike Jones, an undrafted rookie from Arizona State, was one of four players released by the Texans today.

The Texans released four players on Tuesday to get within the league's 75-man roster limit. They let go of cornerbacks David Pittman and Cletis Gordon and two undrafted rookies, tackle Jason Watkins and receiver Mike Jones.

The limit for players on the active roster had been 80 until today. The next and final round of league-wide roster cuts will come on Saturday, the day after the Texans' final preseason game at Tampa Bay, when all teams' rosters must be cut down to a maximum of 53 players.

Pittman, a three-year veteran, joined the Texans near the end of last season and was inactive for two games. He had the game-clinching interception in the Texans' preseason opener at Kansas City on Aug. 15. Gordon signed with the Texans four days ago and did not play in the preseason game against Minnesota on Monday night. Watkins, a rookie from Florida, and Jones, from Arizona State, also did not play against the Vikings.

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