The Texans placed veteran offensive tackle Marcus Cannon on the active-physically unable to perform list along with offensive guard Lane Taylor, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.
They can be activated at any time.
Cannon underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason, a clean-up procedure that could sideline him for a large portion of training camp, per sources.
With Cannon sidelined, the Texans are hosting former Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly's brother, for a visit.
The Texans obtained Cannon, a former Texas Christian standout from Odessa, a 2021 fifth-round draft pick and a 2021 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for the Texans' 2021 fourth-round draft pick obtained from the Arizona Cardinals and a 2021 sixth-round draft pick.
Taylor underwent surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament last season. He signed with the 49ers Texans after visiting the 49ers.
Taylor, 31, played for Texans offensive line coach James Campen in Green Bay after going undrafted out of Oklahoma State and earned the starting right guard position.
When healthy, Taylor is expected to compete for the starting right guard job.
In other news, the Texans cut long snapper Mitchell Fabroni.
Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 seasons, including the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.