HOUSTON – The Houston Texans announced the release of the following players:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College Hometown
Baxter, Jarrod FB 6-1 243 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. * *
Jones, Garrick OT 6-5 323 Arkansas State Little Rock, Ark.
The Texans have placed the following player on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College Injury Hometown
Joppru, Bennie TE 6-4 260 Michigan Knee Minnetonka, Minn.
Players placed on the P.U.P. list may attend team meetings, but are ineligible for all games and practice sessions. Players are allowed to begin practicing with the team after the conclusion of the sixth regular season weekend and continue after the conclusion of the ninth regular season weekend. Any time during that 21-day period, teams are allowed to restore the player to the Reserve/P.U.P. list or to the active roster.
Today's moves leave the Texans with 75 players, including 10 NFL Europe exceptions. The final roster cuts will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 3 no later than 5 p.m. CT.