The Texans are signing veteran offensive guard Lane Taylor to the active roster from the practice squad, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
A former Green Bay Packers starter, Taylor has played in three games this season since being activated from the physically unable to perform list. He should provide depth at left guard and right guard and has started previously at both positions.
Taylorsigned a one-year contract with theTexans during the offseason after visiting the San Francisco 49ers.
Taylor, 32, played for Texans offensive line coach James Campen in Green Bay after going undrafted out of Oklahoma State and earned the starting right guard position.
Taylor has played in 80 career games with 50 career starts.
In 2017, the former All-Big 12 selection signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract extension with the Packers after starting every game for the first time in his career. The Texans also placed defensive end Jordan Jenkins on injured reserve. Jenkins has a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to a league source. The Texans elevated safety Jonathan Owens from the practice squad. Veteran center Justin Britt wasn't activated from injured reserve-designated for return after returning to practice Friday, and rookie Jimmy Morrissey will start at center for the third game in a row Sunday against the New York Jets.
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.