Inside the locker of Texans tight end-fullback Paul Quessenberry, he posted a tribute to the 13 U.S. military servicemen and service women killed during an attack on the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan while evacuating people to safety.
A former Navy defensive end who spent last year on the New England Patriots' practice squad, Quessenberry hung a military sweater with the names of the fallen soldiers taped to the front.
The brother of former Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry, a cancer survivor, Paul Quessenberry served five years in the Marine Corps where he served as a rifle platoon and weapons platoon commander and was a deputy director of the 1st Marine Division school.
"Heroes," Quessenberry wrote on Instagram. "They live on through our actions. Aim high, work harder, live better, love deeper. Live a life worth living and always remember. Semper Fidelis."
Quessenberry is competing for one of the Texans' final roster spots and is eligible for the practice squad if he doesn't crack the initial 53-man roster. He has provided a physical presence as a lead blocker at the fullback position.
“He's done a good job being physical," Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly said. "He's done everything we've asked. He's smart, he works his butt off, and we're pleased with Paul. He's done a really good job for us.”
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.