Miller among those cut by Texans to get roster to 53
HOUSTON (AP) — Receiver Braxton Miller, a third-round pick in 2016, was among those cut by the Houston Texans as they trimmed their roster to 53 players for the regular season.
Miller was twice named Big Ten offensive player of the year as a quarterback at Ohio State before transitioning to receiver after an injury. He saw limited action in two seasons with the Texans, finishing his career in Houston with 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns in 21 games.
Also released on Saturday was guard David Quessenberry, a 2013 draft pick who spent years fighting cancer before overcoming the disease to make his NFL debut last season. He spent most of last season on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster and playing in Houston’s last two games in 2017.
Safety Andre Hal, who was diagnosed in June with Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the blood cells and was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.
The Texans also placed running back D’Onta Foreman on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers after rupturing his left Achilles tendon in November. He’ll miss the first six weeks of the season. Foreman, a third-round pick last year, ran for 327 yards and two touchdowns.
Houston also released safety Corey Moore, who played 31 games with 11 starts over three seasons with the team, and Joe Webb, who was competing with Brandon Weeden to back up quarterback Deshaun Watson.