We're now in the window where 22 players will be released from the Houston Texans to drop the roster down to 53 men and the suspended Antonio Smith. Thanks to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, we're now aware of the first man gone.
When I was at #Texans camp, was told they were impressed by FA RB Dennis Johnson. Just cut him, though. Fumbles did him in.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2013
Johnson, the 5-foot-7 undrafted free agent from the University of Arkansas, had 129 rushing yards and a touchdown on 33 carries while also catching five passes for 31 yards. Those are respectable numbers for a running back fighting for the third position on the depth chart. However, if one fumble can land a back in Gary Kubiak's doghouse, then an undrafted rookie free agent fumbling six times in four games, not to mention any muffed/bobbled punts, will land him off the 53-man roster.
Stay tuned to Battle Red Blog as we continue to follow the Twitter hotline for more roster news.