The Texansreleased veteran offensive tackle Roderick Johnson after activating him from the reserve-COVID-19 list.
Johnson was signed to a one-year contract this offseason, but had fallen behind former Washington Football Team offensive tackle Geron Christian on the depth chart.
Johnson, 25, played last season under a one year, $1.75 million contract.
Johnson is a former Cleveland Browns third round draft pick from Florida State.
He played in every game for the Texans in 2019 with three starts. Last season, the former All-ACC selection played in 12 games with three starts as he played 25 percent of the offensive snaps overall, 245 snaps in total.
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.