Texans release Ra’Shon Harris, place Sam Montgomery on NFI list

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The Texans have released veteran defensive lineman Ra’Shon Harris, the club said Monday.

Houston also placed rookie outside linebacker Sam Montgomery and rookie safety Orhian Johnson on the active / non-football injury list,  the club said. Montgomery is a third-round pick from LSU, while Johnson is an undrafted free agent from Ohio State.

The club also placed defensive end Earl Okine, an undrafted free agent from Florida, on the active / physically unable to perform list.

It is unclear why Montgomery, Johnson and Okine are on the reserve lists.

Harris (6-5, 312) missed the 2012 season with a triceps injury. He was a sixth-round pick of the Steelers in 2009.

The release of Harris leaves the Texans one short of the 90-player roster limit. Montgomery, Okine and Johnson count toward the 90-player limit.