Is Houston ready for a second pro athlete with the first name “Terry” and a last name pronounced “Pool”? It's happening either way. The Astros once had Terry Puhl, and the Houston Texans added their own on Sunday.
The Texans claimed offensive tackle Terry Poole via waivers from the Miami Dolphins, reports the Houston Chronicle's Jon McClain.
Texans claim OL Terry Poole off waivers from Miami.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 6, 2017
Poole, 25, helps the Texans add depth at the offensive tackle position with Duane Brown still holding out from training camp.
The Seattle Seahawks drafted Poole in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of San Diego State University. Poole was released in 2015 by the Seahawks and placed on their practice squad. He joined the Dolphins' practice squad in 2016 and was signed to a reserve/future contract in January before being put on waivers on Friday.
Poole has not appeared in an NFL game in the past two seasons.
NFL.com's draft profile for Poole says simply:
A JUCO transfer lacking the athleticism to play on the left side, Poole might get a shot at right tackle but is better suited for a move inside. With more strength and experience, Poole has a shot to make a practice squad and potentially work his way up the ladder.
UPDATE: Annnnnnnnnnnnddddd...it’s over.