The Texans waived-injured cornerback Cornell Armstrong and linebacker Tae Davis.
Armstrong appeared to get banged up during the preseason finale against the defending Super Bowl champions.
Armstrong was competing for one of the Texans' final roster spots.
Armstrong signed a one-year deal this offseason with a maximum value of $1.25 million that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Armstrong, 25, is a former Miami Dolphins sixth-round draft pick from Southern Mississippi.
Armstrong was originally signed to a two-year contract by the Texans two years ago before being waived, signed to the practice squad and promoted to he active roster.
The Texans had signed Davis to a one-year contract durign the offseason.
Davis, 24, has recorded 52 career tackles and two sacks. He has five quarterback hits.
Davis made the New York Giants' 53-man roster as a rookie in 2018 before joining the Browns off waivers two seasons ago.
A former undrafted free agent from Tennessee-Chattanooga, Davis played safety for his first three years of college before shifting to outside linebacker.
Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years and has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128