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Houston Texans Roster Cuts: Ankrah & Labhart Waived, Sapp & Aubrey Signed

In the third week of the regular season, the Texans have made roster moves in their ongoing effort to improve depth and to give the team the best chance to win games and endure the long NFL season. See who's gone and who's been signed.

"Churn the bottom 20%, you say?"
"Churn the bottom 20%, you say?"
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Your Houston Texans made some adjustments to their roster today. The team's transaction wire can be found here, but let's examine the moves individually.


Linebacker Jason Ankrah was released from the 53-man roster today.  Ankrah was brought into training camp as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska.  He played in the last game in Oakland, where he recorded one tackle on fifteen snaps.

Wide receiver Travis Labhart was released from the practice squad.  He was an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M and became quite the fan favorite during training camp with some spectacular catches, including a 2-point conversion thrown by Tom Savage in the Broncos preseason game.


Linebacker Ricky Sapp was signed to the 53-man roster to replace Ankrah.

Safety Josh Aubrey was signed to the Texans' practice squad to replace Labhart.

CBS Houston Sports Radio 610 reports:

Sapp was drafted by the Eagles in 2011 before he made his debut in 2012 with the Jets. He spent time between the Jets main roster and practice squad before he was released so the Jets could sign former Texans safety Ed Reed. Sapp was with the team last year after he was claimed off waivers.

Aubrey is a safety from Stephen F. Austin. He went undrafted out of last year’s draft and was most recently with the Seahawks on their practice squad. He played last year with the Browns.

There's that churn that we have heard Rick Smith talk about in trying to constantly improve the roster.  Your thoughts, Texans fans?

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