I was a bit surprised Nate Menkin wasn't tabbed for the initial iteration of the 2013 Houston Texans practice squad. The team liked him enough to bring him back to town a few weeks ago after initially signing him in 2012, so Menkin struck me as a guy Smithiak would want to keep in the system.
Though Menkin didn't make that initial cut, the team signed him again yesterday and released Mike Mohamed to make it happen:
The Texans released LB Mike Mohamed from the practice squad & signed OL Nate Menkin to practice squad.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 4, 2013
No doubt the news that David Quessenberry will not play this season motivated this move.