Safety Pleasant moved up from practice team

Safety Pleasant moved up from practice team
December 21, 2012, 6:15 pm
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Look for free safety Eddie Pleasant on the field at Reliant Stadium Sunday. Pleasant has been promoted from the Texans practice squad to the team's roster Friday.

"Well-deserved for him, there is nothing better in your organization when your practice squad guys get elevated," Garry Kubiak said. "I think that sends a message to those guys that you’ve got a great opportunity, looking forward to him stepping in and playing.”

Pleasant signed as a undrafted free agent with the Texans back in May and played his college ball at Oregon. He was an All-Pac-12 selection in 2011 and shared team honors of the most inspirational player. Kubiak says that Pleasant will give a boost to the team's special teams unit. 

“It’s just kind of fun to watch," Kubiak said. "This guy has shown a lot of signs that he could really help us here down the stretch. We’re looking to find ways to get better on special teams and those types of things. He did a lot of good things for us early in the season. Basically, we’re rewarding him, bringing him up. I expect him to be active, expect him to be playing for Joe (Marciano) a great deal."

Pleasant said it might be hard to stay focused when he gets on the field Sunday.

“I’ll be ready to go," Pleasant said. "It can’t be too emotional. I still have a job to go do. A lot of the guys on the team are counting on me, so I have to still go out there with a clear head and go out and do what they brought me up to do. I’m very excited to go out there and play with my teammates. I haven’t been out there the whole year. My last time playing was at the end of August with the rest of the rookies, so I’m going to be excited to go out there and play.”

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