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With Forsett in, Javarris Williams is out

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Over the weekend, veteran running back Justin Forsett declared that he has joined the Texans, the team for which he worked out last Wednesday.  And with Forsett joining the depth chart, someone has to go.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have said “yippee-ki-yay” to Javarris Williams.

For G.M. Rick Smith, the move didn’t require much emotional detachment.  A seventh-round pick by the Chiefs in 2009, Williams joined the Texans last August.  Cut in early September, he was added to the practice squad the following month.

Williams has six career rushing attempts.  For six yards.

He likely won’t be the last to go.  With five running backs currently on the roster, the final depth chart undoubtedly will consist of Arian Foster, Ben Tate, and likely two others.

The two others currently on the roster are Jonathan Grimes and Davin Meggett.

If Forsett sticks around, he may have to contribute on special teams, too.

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8 Responses to “With Forsett in, Javarris Williams is out”
  1. cliffordc05 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    Forsett has been a quality backup for the Seahawks but they needed a bigger back. Forsett was not as good a kick returner as Leon Washington but is a better runner and pass blocker. He is excellent in pass protection.

  2. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jun 4, 2012 10:26 AM

    Meggett needs to be the 3rd. He looks like a beast at 5’9 215.

  3. trollhammer20 says: Jun 4, 2012 11:07 AM

    “According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have said “yippee-ki-yay” to Javarris Williams.”

    The John McClain I’m familiar with adds another word after ‘yippee-ki-yay’….

  4. bulltexan says: Jun 4, 2012 11:14 AM

    Javarris is a class act that should get another chance to play. He spent his last day as a Texan in Hermann Park hanging with Texans fans. TEXANSNATION!!!

  5. cball77 says: Jun 4, 2012 11:20 AM

    Forsett is a good 3rd down back – very solid pass protector for a guy his size

  6. granadafan says: Jun 4, 2012 11:50 AM

    Forsett has the heart of a lion and will contribute very well as a change of pace back for the Texans.

  7. txtuff says: Jun 4, 2012 12:35 PM

    I would like to see a bigger back as the 3rd RB in Houston. But as long as Foster and Tate stay healthy it doesn’t really matter.

  8. buffobeel42 says: Jun 4, 2012 1:21 PM

    Where is Steve Slaton? And what have you done with his body?

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