Texans activate Maliek Collins, place Auclair, Pierre-Louis on COVID list

The Texans' defensive line is back to full strength.

Starting defensive tackle Maliek Collins was activated Friday from the COVID-19 reserve list, which was anticipated because he's been practicing the past few days.

Texans coach David Culley indicated that a final decision would hinge on Collins' conditioning levels.

Signed to a one-year, $5 million contract, the former Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders starter has recorded a career-high 26 tackles and eight for losses. He also has 1 1/2 sacks and is one of the most disruptive players on the Texans' defense. Collins has five quarterback hits and one interception.

The Texans placed tight end Antony Auclair and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on the reserve-COVID-19 list. Both didn't practice Friday.

The Texans officially released defensive tackle Xavier Williams.

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