UPDATE: The Texans have re-signed Jesse Nading and placed him on the practice squad.
UPDATE: McClain’s at it again. The Texans re-signed punter Brett Hartmann (who they should have kept over Brad Maynard in the first place – or um, somehow found SOMEONE better than either). To make room for the punter, the Texans got rid of OLB Jesse Nading, in what I find to be a bit of a surprise. Not so much a surprise that they would cut Nading, but more because they kept OLB Bryan Braman instead of Nading. Both are unknown commodities, but I guess the Texans see a higher ceiling in Braman. The roster is now set at 53, but unless I’ve missed the news – they still have one spot open on the practice squad.
John McClain reports (Tweets, actually) that the Texans have set their practice squad. Teams are allowed up to eight members on the practice squad. So far reports have the Texans topping out at seven:
S Shiloh Keo
KR/PR Trindon Holliday
RB Chris Ogbonnaya
WR Jeff Maehl
G Andrew Gardner
LB Mister Alexander
C Howard Barbieri
Mildly surprised that Ogbonnaya cleared waivers. Glad he’s still on the team but I would expect him to get scooped up by someone once RB injuries start happening. No surprise that Keo cleared waivers, nor that he ended up on the practice squad.
Trindon Holliday? Really? Hm. I guess they still hold out hope that he will develop into a dangerous return man.
I’m sure word of the eighth member of the practice squad will come down soon if it hasn’t already.
In other Texans’ transaction news, Houston claimed guard Thomas Austin off of waivers from the Patriots. Austin spent last season on New England’s practice squad.