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Houston Texans Roster Moves: Texans Sign Robert Nelson, Release Brandon Dunn

The Texans make a move to shore up their injury-plagued secondary.

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The Texans’ secondary has continued to suffer after last week’s Vikings game. During this game, the Texans lost starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph to a concussion and starting safety Quintin Demps to a calf injury. This was after the Texans found out earlier that day that they would be without their other starting cornerback, Kareem Jackson, due to a hamstring injury. The news only got worse today when the Texans’ injury report came bearing more bad news.

With five members of the Texans’ secondary nursing some form of injury, the Texans have attempted to remedy the issue by signing Robert Nelson from the practice squad.

The signing of Nelson also led to the release of defensive end Brandon Dunn, who had been signed to the roster after Devon Still was placed on IR. Nelson had been with the Texans during the preseason and was on the field for quite a bit of the exhibition games, notching a 57% snap percentage. Nelson’s signing shows that the Texans might be expecting to be without a few of their corners for Sunday night’s game against the Colts and will hope that Nelson can ably fill in where needed.

What do all you think of this signing? Is it cause for further concern about the health and depth of cornerback position on the Texans’ roster? Or is it merely an insurance policy? Let us know in the comments below.