Heinicke signed to Houston’s practice squad in November and moved to the active roster in December. He replaced T.J. Yates in a game against the Steelers and completed one pass before he had to be removed from the game for a concussion evaluation. That pass is the only one Heinicke has ever thrown in a regular season game.
Lengel was dropped by the Browns on Thursday. He played one game for Cleveland last season and had two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots in 2016.