Released Texans picked up by new teams

Released Texans picked up by new teams
September 1, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Texans finalize 53-man roster

Chris Jones, Tyler Clutts and Dennis Johnson have found new homes.

The three former Texans, who were cut by the team on Saturday, were claimed by other teams on Sunday.

Sixth-round pick Chris Jones was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team had hoped to put Jones on their practice squad but he didn't make it through waivers.

Jones, from Bowling Green, performed well in the Texans' final preseason game but missed the previous two games with a calf injury. He was one of four draft picks who did not make the team's 53-man roster. (Brennan Williams, Trevardo Williams and Alan Bonner were placed on IR.)

Running back Dennis Johnson was claimed by the Cleveland Browns. Johnson was thought to be the frontrunner for the Texans' third-string running back job ... but then the games came. Johnson had a problem with fumbling and was cut. Cierre Wood ended up winning that job.

Fullback Tyler Clutts was claimed by the Miami Dolphins. Clutts was slated to be the Texans' starting fullback before the team signed Greg Jones in the offseason.

The 16 other Texans cuts, including RB Deji Karim and CB Roc Carmichael, passed through unclaimed and are now free agents.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, tight end Jake Byrne has been signed to the Chargers practice squad and Ja'Gared Davis, who the Texans cut to get down to 75, is on the Patriots' practice squad.