Texans claim Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets

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The Texans claimed cornerback Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. They cut cornerback Johnthan Banks.

The Texans originally signed Williams in 2014 as an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State, but he failed to make the roster.

He spent the past four seasons with the Jets, who released him this week.

Williams, 26, has nine career interceptions and 101 tackles.

Banks originally was a second-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2013. He also has played for the Bears and Lions.

Banks played in three games for the Texans this season.

The Texans also released tackle Jah Reid.

2 responses to “Texans claim Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets

  1. I knew someone would grab him. He has shown too much promise not to at least give an opportunity to. Six picks in 2015 and then a substantial drop-off after switching to Todd Bowles scheme which is heavily reliant on Safeties and LBs is not a coincidence. Not sure what type of defense the Texans play, but I’m hoping to see him be successful.

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