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Houston Texans Claim Justin Rogers; Waive D.J. Smith

Injuries and poor play have left much of the Texans roster in shambles. Many backup players coming into the season are now starters, and the Texans depth has taken a big hit this season. Every week it seems like the Texans are making moves to shore up their depth, and this week it was no different as the Texans claimed Justin Rogers off waivers from the Buffalo Bills.

Justin Rogers was a 7th round pick in the 2011 draft by the Buffalo Bills. Rogers started five games for the Bills this season, recording 23 tackles and 1 interception. With Kareem Jackson banged up and Brice McCain having a terrible season, the Texans hope Rogers can provide a spark in the secondary.

There’s always a reason though why these guys end up on waivers. According to several Bills fans, Rogers may be the “worst cornerback in the NFL this season,” which is something I think Rogers and McCain can battle it out for on the same team.

It will definitely be interesting to see which Texans CB is worse between Rogers and McCain. Rogers does have some return experience as well though I don’t see the Texans putting him back there quite yet. The Texans waived D.J. Smith to make room for Rogers.

The Texans added RB Edwin Baker to the practice squad. Baker was drafted in the 7th round by the San Diego Chargers in 2012, and has yet to take a snap in the NFL. The Texans waived Nathan Overbay to make room for Baker. Baker was brought in to replace RB Ray Graham who was waived last week to make room for OLB Ricky Sapp. Graham was on the active roster, but the Texans had no other RB’s on the practice squad.


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