Steve Slaton finished sixth in the NFL in rushing yards during his rookie season in 2008.
Just three seasons later, the Texans decided to let him go.
The Texans announced that Slaton has been waived in favor of Chris Ogbannaya, who was promoted to the active roster. Slaton hasn’t been the same since a neck injury and always seemed better suited to a third-down role. He had 20 yards on seven carries.
(Slaton’s decision to wear gloves in his helmet this year as seen in the picture didn’t help.)
Ogbonnaya’s promotion could be one solution to the team’s red zone woes.