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Texans sign a running back

Tim Cornett AP

The Texans haven’t expressed any concern that the hamstring injury that kept running back Arian Foster out of practice on Monday is a big deal, but they have made a move to make sure they aren’t left short at the position in the event things develop in a different way.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have signed running back Tim Cornett. Cornett signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent this spring, but didn’t last long on the roster in Arizona. Cornett finished his collegiate career as UNLV’s all-time leading rusher and will compete with Dennis Johnson and Alfred Blue for a roster spot behind Foster and Andre Brown.

The Texans also signed offensive tackle Mike Farrell, who played for Texans head coach Bill O’Brien at Penn State. He spent time with the Broncos and Steelers in 2013.

Houston cleared room on the roster for the new arrivals by releasing linebacker Ricky Sapp and making procedural moves with injured guard Cody White and wide receiver Alan Bonner. White tore his Achilles and Bonner injured his leg during training camp practices.

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7 Responses to “Texans sign a running back”
  1. seanmmartin says: Jul 29, 2014 9:47 AM

    Christ now I gotta pick him up to handcuff Foster and Blue!

  2. dxh02 says: Jul 29, 2014 9:56 AM

    Dennis Johnson should be an easy choice for #3. That guy needs to be getting more carries, not fighting for the emergency backup role.

  3. poweri26 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:01 AM

    At what point are the Texans going to sign an NFL caliber QB?

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 29, 2014 11:34 AM

    dxh02 says:
    Jul 29, 2014 9:56 AM

    Dennis Johnson should be an easy choice for #3. That guy needs to be getting more carries, not fighting for the emergency backup role.
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    DJ had a problem holding on to the ball last year and the quickest way to get on a coach’s bad side is to fumble the ball.

  5. rogerrodgers says: Jul 29, 2014 3:03 PM

    Andre Brown will probably take over

  6. houfan777 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:41 PM

    Foster first got injured when he became vegan.Don’t go vegan, anyways Alfred Blue looks to be the future #1 Texans RB replacement.

  7. nyestrovic says: Jul 30, 2014 2:39 PM

    “Foster first got injured when he became vegan.Don’t go vegan, anyways Alfred Blue looks to be the future #1 Texans RB replacement.”

    Why do you say that? What do you know about Blue? I am guessing you’re just looking at the youngest back on the roster and speaking hopefully. Collegiate success doesn’t translate very often to NFL success, and I doubt a few practices have led anyone to conclude that.

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