Source: Texans elevate Joey Slye, Antony Auclair


The Texans officially elevated kicker Joey Slye and tight end Antony Auclair to the active roster from the practice squad, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Slye made all three field goals and four extra points against the Jacksonville Jaguars as the replacement for Ka’imi Fairbairn, who's on injured reserve for at least three weeks with a pulled groin.

Slye also had eight touchbacks against Jacksonville during a 37-21 win.

Slye was 25 of 32 on field goals and 31 of 35 on extra points in 2019. He was short by a few inches on an 65-yard field goal try last season in a loss to the New Orleans Saints and short on a 67-yard attempt against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was cut by Carolina this year as they traded for Ryan Santoso.

Auclair earned a Super Bowl ring last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

At 6-foot-6, 256 pounds, he provides a strong blocking presence.

The native of Canada has 10 career receptions for 84 yards.

He was used in 13 personnel (three tight ends) against the Jaguars.

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