Texans claim center Drake Jackson, cut Mitchell Fabroni

The Texans were awarded center Drake Jackson off waivers from the Detroit Lions, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

An undrafted free agent from Kentucky, Jackson played in 47 games for Kentucky across four seasons, starting the final 44 games of his career. 

As a senior, Jackson was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference. Kentucky graded at 85.7 percent with 40 knockdowns and 188 blocks at the point of attack.

They cut long snapper Mitchell Fabroni, leaving former Pro Bowl selection Jon Weeks as the only long snapper on the roster.

The Texans worked out former Eastern Michigan running back Darius Jackson, per a source.

A former Dallas Cowboys sixth-round draft pick who's run the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds, Jackson has rushed for 16 career yards on six carries He has played for the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Las Vegas Raiders.

Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He's on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.

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