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AUGUST 28 TEXANS CUT KICKER

The Houston Texans have cut kicker Matt Ammendola following the conclusion to their preseason. 

Ammendola hit 1-of-2 field goals and 2-of-2 extra points for the Texans on Thursday.

Ka'imi Fairbairn, who missed part of the preseason dealing with an injury, is expected to be back for Week 1.

AUGUST 24 TEXANS CUT FABIAN MOREAU 

The Texans announced Wednesday afternoon that they cut veteran cornerback Fabian Moreau. Moreau signed with the Texans in May following a one-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons. 

Moreau has recorded 186 tackles, 25 pass deflections and six interceptions throughout his five-year NFL career. Moreau began his career in 2017 when the Washington Commanders drafted him in the third round of the draft. 

Meanwhile, Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn is trying to work through a minor injury and is expected to miss this week's preseason finale. So, former Jets kicker Matt Ammendola is reportedly visiting the Texans.

AUGUST 21 TEXANS MAKE FOUR ROSTER CUTS

On top of cutting linebacker Tae Davis, the Texans have released fullback Andy Janovich and waived rookie offensive tackle Myron Cunningham. Houston also has placed receiver Chester Rodgers on the reserve/injured list following its 24-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams. 

Janovich, a six-year starter for the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns, began to see his rep count diminish in practice. Houston entering training camp with three fullbacks and are expected to keep at least one. The two fighting for what could be the lone spot include Paul Quessenberry and Troy Hairston. 

Cunningham, a three-year starter for Arkansas, could potentially return to the Texans should he clear waivers, but that would come at a later date. Cunningham went undrafted after helping the Hogs finish with an 8-4 record, and one of the more potent rushing offenses in the SEC. 

With the four roster moves, Houston has met the NFL's 80-man roster limit before Tuesday's deadline.

AUGUST 21 TEXANS CUT LINEBACKER

The Texans are cutting linebacker Tae Davis, according to NFL Network. Davis primarly worked on with the third-team defense and on special teams. 

Davis, an undrafted free agent out of Chattanooga in 2018, spent two seasons in Houston. Last year, he was placed on the injured reverse with a uncisclosed injury after being initally waived. In four years, Davis has also played for the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. 

AUGUST 15 TWO TEXANS CUT FOLLOWING SAINTS WIN

The Texans are cutting defensive end Jordan Jenkins and receiver Chad Beebe following their 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints. The news was first reported by Pro Football Network.

Jenkins, who signed a two-year, $6 million contract last season, worked as a rotational pass-rusher for the Texans under defensive coordinator Lovie Smith. He finished the season with 20 tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits in 11 games. Jenkins had not practiced this season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list due to a strained calf prior to the start of training camp.

Beebe, who signed with Houston following the season-ending injury to receiver DaeSean Hamilton, did not record a stat in Saturday's win over New Orleans. Prior to arriving in Houston, the 28-year-old had played for the Minnesota Vikings.

Undrafted out of Northern Illinois, Bebee has tallied 26 career receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns. His best season came in 2020 when he played in 14 games and recorded 20 receptions for 201 yards and two scores.

AUGUST 15 CHIEFS CUT TEXANS-EX JOHNSON

With roster cuts beginning to come in across the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs have parted ways with former Texans cornerback Lonnie Johnson. 

Johnson racked up 172 tackles, one tackle for loss and three interceptions in 44 games with 19 starts in three seasons. All three interceptions came last season. 

AUGUST 12 TEXANS CUT DAVIS

The Houston Texans have released wide receiver Davion Davis from injured reserve with a settlement, per Aaron Wilson.

A Texas native and Sam Houston State alumnus, Davis went undrafted in 2019, spending time with the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns before landing in Houston last season. 

Davis made two appearances in 2021, starting one game and racking up a total of one reception for 17 yards before landing on IR with a fractured ankle in December. He was waived and returned to IR earlier this month after suffering a pulled hamstring.

AUGUST 11 TEXANS EX HEADS TO BIG APPLE

Five-time Pro Bowler and two-time second-team All-Pro left tackle Duane Brown is heading to the New York Jets.

The 36-year-old was drafted 26th overall by the Texans back in 2008, going on to spend just over nine seasons in Houston where he was a stalwart of the offensive line. Traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, where he went on to spend just over four seasons, Brown now joins head coach Robert Saleh's Jets where he'll fill in for Mekhi Becton who suffered a likely season-ending knee injury, per Adam Schefter.

Brown's deal is two years and worth a reported $22 million.

AUGUST 11 TEXANS WORKOUT TRIO OF RUSHERS

Just a day after signing running back B.J. Emmons, the Houston Texans have worked out another trio of rushers.

Per Aaron Wilson, Kalen Ballage, Sewo Olonilua, and Brenden Knox all worked out on Thursday.

Ballage was a Miami Dolphins fourth-round draft pick in 2018, going on to spend two seasons in Florida, followed by brief stints with the New York Jets, LA Chargers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Former Dallas Cowboy Olonilua went undrafted out of TCU in 2020 and has spent the two years since bouncing back and forth between Dallas' active roster, practice squad, and IR.

Knox went undrafted in 2021 out of Marshall and went on to briefly occupy a roster spot with the Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs.

AUGUST 10 EMMONS HEADS TO HOUSTON 

The Texans are signing running back B.J. Emmons, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson. Houston has a need for running back after placing Darius Anderson on injured reserve with a dislocated knee that required  season-ending surgery. 

"[He's] a guy that showed up every day, was doing some good things," Texans coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday of Anderson. "We had a plan for him. Unfortunately, injuries are part of our game. It's just pretty much a non-contact injury that happened."

Initially a student at Alabama, Emmons elected to transfer and his career at Florida Atlantic. As a junior, he rushed for 237 yards and six touchdowns despite missing time with a broken ankle. In a COVID-shortened season in 2020, he rushed for 116 yards and one touchdown.

With the Raiders, he rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in three preseason games in 2021. He was signed to the practice squad, released then signed by the Seahawks, then released and signed by the Jaguars.

Most recently, Emmons played for the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL. He rushed for 224 yards and a touchdown while tacking on another 105 yards as a receiver. 

AUGUST 9 SHAHEEN LEAVES SOUTH BEACH FOR AFC SOUTH

The Texans are trading a 2023 sixth-round pick in exchange for Miami Dolphins tight end Adam Shaheen and a 2023 seventh-round pick. Shaheen signed a two-year, $7.65 million contract extension with the Dolphins in 2020.

Drafted by the Chicago Bears out of Ashland University in 2017, Shaheen has been known for his blocking skills. The 6-7 tight end has often been a mismatch nightmare against defensive ends in terms of run blocking. 

Shaheen was traded to Miami in 2020 for a conditional seventh-round pick. From there, he'd go on to record 12 catches for 150 yards and three touchdowns under coach Brian Flores' direction. In 2021, Shaheen finished with 12 catches for 110 yards. 

For his career, Shaheen has recorded 50 catches for 509 yards and seven touchdowns. A corresponding move by Houston not been announced as of this time. 

AUGUST 2 ROGERS TO TEXANS

According to reports, Chester Rogers is coming aboard via a one-year deal.

The former Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts receiver visited the Texans Monday evening.

Rogers, 28, was picked up by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis, playing in 53 total games while starting in 22. He recorded 111 total catches for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns.

In 2021, Rogers played in 16 games and made two starts with Tennessee. He tallied 301 total yards and averaged 18.8 yards per catch. 

AUGUST 2 SNEAD STAYING IN HOUSTON? 

According to Pro Football Network, the Texans will workout former Baltimore Ravens standout Willie Snead Tuesday afternoon. Since it was announced that rookie reciever John Metchie III would undergo treatment of leukemia, the Texans have worked out three veteran receivers. 

Snead, 29, recently played with the Las Vegas Raiders and Carolina Panthers. He tallied three catches for 33 yards before being waived by Las Vegas in October. 

Best known for his time with the New Orleans Saints and Ravens, Snead has been a reliable slot weapon in the passing attack. In three seasons with the Saints, he recorded 149 catches for 1,971 yards and seven touchdowns. In three years with Baltimore, Snead tallied 126 catches for 1,422 yards and nine touchdowns. 

The Texans worked out former Tennessee Titans receiver Chester Rogers on Monday evening, but no deal was finalized. 

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AUGUST 1 ROGERS READY TO RUMBLE WITH TEXANS?

According to reports,  former Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts receiver Chester Rogers is set to visit the Texans Monday evening. Should the workout go well, it is expected Houston will sign him to the active roster. 

Rogers, 28, was picked up by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis, playing in 53 total games while starting in 22. He recorded 111 total catches for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. 

In 2021, Rogers played in 16 games and made two starts with Tennessee. He tallied 301 total yards and averaged 18.8 yards per catch. 

AUGUST 1 TEXANS CUT QB

According to multiple reports, the Texans have released backup quarterback Kevin Hogan. 

Hogan had signed with the Texans this off-season as a free agent and looked to be in a competition for backup duties behind Davis Mills with Kyle Allen and Jeff Driskel.

It appears now that competition is now down to Allen and Driskel.

Hogan was originally a fifth-round pick for the Kansas City Cheifs.

JULY 30 TEXANS WORKOUT 5

The Houston Texans worked out five players on Saturday, including tight end Ryan Izzo, per Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson

Izzo was originally traded to the Texans from the New England Patriots. He was then cut by Houston last August. 

Among the other workouts for Houston included Defensive tackle Lorenzo Neal Jr, defensive back Atoine Brooks and defensive back Kishawn walker. Walker previously played for the Rams where he won a Super Bowl ring. 

USFL Defensive Player of the Year Chris Odom, who finished last season with 12.5 sacks, 41 tackles and six force fumbles for the Houston Gamblers, also worked out for the Texans on Saturday. He has previously worked out for the Falcons, Packers, Cardinals, Chiefs, Bengals, and Saints. 

JUNE 25 WORKOUTS

The Houston Texans are reportedly working out four running backs as camp approaching, include a local product and a former Bears back. 

The list: 

Former Rice and Crosby High School product Austin Walter, a 2019 UDFA who has been with the Giants, the XFL, the 49ers and in 2021 the Jets. 

UDFA rookie Max Borghi from Washington State.  

UDFA rookie Cyrus Habibi-Likio from Boise State. 

Artavis Pierce, formerly of the Bears.

JUNE 17 TEXANS WAIVE PHILLIPS

The Houston Texans have waived running back Scottie Phillips off of the injured reserve list. 

Phillips was originally waived off of the 90-man roster, and was placed on the team's IR list after he cleared waivers. 

Phillips has played in 11 games over the last two seasons for the Texans, primarily on special teams. He does have one rushing touchdown to his name. 

JUNE 13 TEXANS ON NFL NETWORK

The Houston Texans will play at least one of their pre-season games this August on a national stage.

The game is set to be broadcast on NFL Network. They will face off against the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams on August 19.

You can view the entire NFL Network preseason schedule below:

August 12

Atlanta at Detroit, 6:00

Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:30

August 13

Kansas City at Chicago, 1:00

Indianapolis at Buffalo, 4:00

Seattle at Pittsburgh, 7:00

Dallas at Denver, 9:00

August 14

Minnesota at Las Vegas, 4:25

August 19

Carolina at New England, 7:00

Houston at L.A. Rams, 10:00

August 20

Denver at Buffalo, 1:00

Washington at Kansas City, 4:00

Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 7:00

Dallas at L.A. Chargers, 10:00

August 21

Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1:00

Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants, 7:00

August 25

Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:00

August 26

Seattle at Dallas, 8:00

August 27

Jacksonville at Atlanta, 3:00

L.A. Rams at Cincinnati, 6:00

Minnesota at Denver, 9:00

August 28

N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1:00