The Texans have decided to rely on their defensive-line depth elsewhere. Per a league source, Mathews has been released.
Mathews appeared in 16 regular-season games each of the last two years, with six starts. Because he has four years of service, Mathews instantly becomes a free agent.
PFT also has confirmed that the Texans have released linebacker Chris McAllister. Undrafted out of Baylor, McAllister joined the Texans in May. He’ll first be exposed to waivers, and then he’ll be eligible to sign with any team or practice squad.