The Texans are signing running back B.J. Emmons on Wednesday, according to a league source.
Emmons played for Texans tight ends coach Tim Berbenich with the Las Vegas Raiders when he was coaching running backs.
The Texans placed running back Darius Anderson on injured reserve with a dislocated knee that will require season-ending surgery.
Emmons has played for the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL and with the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and Raiders.
Emmons (6-foot, 220 pounds), an Alabama transfer who finished his career at Florida Atlantic, rushed for 173 yards and a touchdown for the Crimson Tide before transferring to Hutchinson Community College. As a junior, he rushed for 237 yards and six touchdowns despite missing time with a broken ankle. In a COVID-shortened season in 2020, he rushed for 116 yards and one touchdown.
With the Raiders, he rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in three preseason games in 2021. He was signed to the practice squad, released then signed by the Seahawks, then released and signed by the Jaguars.
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.