The Texans cut veteran wide receiver Donte Moncrief with a non-football injury designation.
Moncrief had been signed to a one-year, $2 million contract.
A former Indianapolis Colts third-round draft pick from Mississippi, Moncrief caught one pass for 15 yards in six games last season for the New England Patriots. For his career, Moncrief has 205 receptions for 2,576 yards and 21 touchdowns. Moncrief, 27, caught 48 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns in 2018 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Texans placed three players on the reserve-COVID-19 list: running back Buddy Howell, wide receiver Taywan Taylor and offensive tackle Geron Christian.
The NFL placed 15 total players on reserve-COVID-19 listsTuesday, 14due to positive tests and one due to being deemed a high-risk close contact.
Four players were placed on the active-non-football injury list and can be activated at any time: tight end Pharaoh Brown, cornerback Cornell Armstrong, safety Lonnie Johnson Jr. and defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker.
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.