On Friday, the Houston Texans announced the release of a veteran linebacker and wide receiver. After releasing Max Bullough and Keith Mumphery, the team wasted little time in bringing in replacements. The Houston Texans have signed 27-year old linebacker Sio Moore, as well as wide receiver Dres Anderson.
Moore is the most notable name of the two, although Dres Anderson is the son of former Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Flipper Anderson. Moore was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. Last season, Moore played with the Colts, Cardinals, and Chiefs, and has shown the ability to be valuable depth at each of his previous stops.
Moore ended last season with 65 combined tackles in all of his appearances, and his addition could serve as an upgrade over the departed Max Bullough on special teams. He will not see as much time on defense, however, as the Texans still have Benardrick McKinney, Brian Cushing, and rookie Zach Cunningham at the top of the depth chart.
Dres Anderson has bounced around practice squads over the last few seasons. The 24-year old went undrafted out of the University of Utah. He will be looking to make his mark on special teams, where former Texan Keith Mumphery spent his time. Anderson is blocked for regular playing time. He is behind DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller V, Braxton Miller, and Jaelen Strong. He will battle with camp bodies like Deante’ Gray for a chance at cracking the 53-man roster.
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