When Jonathan Grimes was handed his walking papers yesterday, Texans fans wondered who would replace Grimes on the 53 man roster. The team announced this afternoon that it had promoted Eddie Pleasant from the practice squad to the active roster. More on the Pleasant promotion from Nick Scurfield:
“This guy has shown a lot of signs that he could really help us here down the stretch,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said of Pleasant on Friday. “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.”
Texans general manager Rick Smith and special teams coordinator Joe Marciano both said this offseason that the Texans came close to drafting Pleasant. During organized team activities (OTAs) in May, Marciano said he had already nicknamed Pleasant “The Missile” for the way he plays on special teams.
“I expect him to be active, expect him to be playing for Joe a great deal,” Kubiak said. “Well-deserved for him. There is nothing better in your organization (than) when your practice squad guys get elevated. I think that sends a message to those guys that you’ve got a great opportunity. Looking forward to him stepping in and playing.”
Also worth mentioning and contained within Scurfield's report: Jonathan Grimes is now a Jacksonville Jaguar.