The Texans are cutting defensive tackle Xavier Williams on Friday with the return of multiple defensive linemen from the reserve-COVID-19 list, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
Williams was signed last week when the Texans had an outbreak of coronavirus cases that sidelined defensive tackles Jaleel Johnson, Maliek Collins, Roy Lopez, defensive ends Jon Greenard, Jordan Jenkins, Derek Rivers and Jacob Martin.
All of those players have been activated except Collins, who has been practicing and could be activated soon.
The Texans signed Williams (6-foot-3, 309 pounds) and Ron'Dell Carter (6-foot-3, 269 pounds) last week to the active roster.
He played 27 snaps in a 41-29 win over the Los Angeles Chargers and had one tackle.
Williams worked out for the Texans previously. He had 22 tackles and one sack last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Williams, 29, has 108 career tackles and four sacks.
He has also played for the Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots.