The Texans are signing safety and special-teams contributor Jonathan Owens to the 53-man roster from their practice squad, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
Texans veteran safety Terrence Brooks injured his hamstring against the New York Jets.
A former undrafted free agent from Missouri Western, Owens has been with the Texans for the past three seasons after signing with the Arizona Cardinals out of college.
The boyfriend of Olympic champion Simone Biles, Owens has one tackle this season and had a 26-yard kickoff return last season.
He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds.