The Texans are promoting cornerback Robert Nelson from the practice squad to the main roster, as John McClain of the Houston Chronicle tweets. To make room, defensive lineman Brandon Dunn has been released.
Nelson joined the Texans’ taxi squad late in 2015 and he was re-signed on a reserve/futures deal in January. Unable to make the 53-man cut, he agreed to return to the Texans’ practice squad this year. Now, he’s ready for his first NFL stint since 2014 when he was on the roster for seven games with the Browns.
Houston hopes to re-sign Dunn to the practice squad, according to McClain. The 24-year-old appeared in eleven games for the Texans last year in a special teams role, totaling seven tackles.
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