The Texans have signed former New York Jets defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour to their practice squad following a successful tryout.
Dwumfour, a former undrafted free agent from Rutgers, worked out for the Texans on Tuesday along with former Texans defensive tackle Auzoya Alufohai, Dallas Cowboys safety Kavon Frazier and defensive backs Luther Kirk, Chris Milton and Josh Jones.
Dwumfour transferred from Michigan and recorded 59 career tackles in college with 3 1/2 sacks, 8 1/2 tackles for losses and one interception.
Dwumfour has been assigned the No. 98 jersey, which was previously worn by Alufohai.
Alufohai was released during the preseason after trying to crack one of the most crowded positions on the roster.
Alufohai has spent time on the Chicago Bears' practice squad earlier this season, but was released.
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.