Sources; Texans cut center Drake Jackson

The Texans released rookie center-guard Drake Jackson, according to league sourcesnot authorized to speak publicly.

Jackson was initially claimed by the Texans off waivers from the Detroit Lions.

Jackson joined a crowded position group and didn't get many reps in training camp and a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Given the interest in him when he was cut by the Lions, Jackson could be claimed off waivers for the second time this month.

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.

The Texans also cut defensive tackle Auzoyah Alufohai, according to a league source.

Alufohai was at one of the most crowded positions on the roster.

Alufohai (6-foot-4, 320 pounds) was signed as an undrafted free agent from Division II program West Georgia. Alufohai played against the Indianapolis Colts last season after being promoted to the active roster from the practice squad, assisting one one tackle. He played in three games overall last season.

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.

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