Wiegert placed on injured reserve

HOUSTON - The Houston Texans announced today that they have placed their seventh player, G Zach Wiegert (right knee), on the Reserve/Injured list. They have signed G Brandon Evans to their active roster.

Wiegert, (6-5, 305), injured his right knee during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 19. Wiegert signed with the Texans as a free agent during the 2003 off-season. He has started 27 games at right guard for Houston, including 13 this season. The 10-year veteran has started 116 career games and more importantly has played every position on the offensive line, except center.

Evans, (6-4, 356) will take Wiegert's place on the active roster. Evans was originally signed by Houston as a tryout player. The former Houston Cougar has spent two separate stints on the Texans practice squad.

Evans continues a tradition of tryout players making the Texans active roster. In 2002, TE Rashod Kent from Rutgers made the Texans roster and started nine games as a Texan. In 2003, DT Terrence Martin was a tryout player that started one game for Houston in 2003.

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