Sport Texans signing Jaleel Johnson off Saints practice squad
NFL practice squad signings: Complete rosters for all 32 NFL teams in 2021
Sporting News is tracking the latest practice squad signings that NFL teams are making after roster cuts.That's part of why the league is once again allowing teams to sign 16 players to practice squad rosters. Originally, the NFL and NFLPA's Collective Bargaining Agreeement outlined a 12-man practice squad in 2021 with an increase to a 14-man unit in 2022. However, because of the pandemic, both parties agreed to expanded units last year; that policy will stay in effect for 2021.
Needing some help on their defensive front, the Texans are bringing back a familiar face.
Per Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790, Houston is signing defensive tackleoff .
Johnson spent the 2021 offseason program and training camp with the Texans, but the club cut him when reducing its roster to 53 players. He signed with the Saints’ practice squad on Sept. 6.
But, Wilson reports, defensive tackleis set to go on injured reserve with an ankle injury that requires surgery. He’s slated to be out for six to eight weeks.
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So the Texans are bringing back Johnson, who started all 16 games for the Vikings last season. He recorded 44 total tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2020.
A Vikings fourth-round pick in 2017, Johnson has appeared in 53 games with 20 starts. He has 5.5 career sacks, nine tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.
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Report: Saints expected to name starting QB before final preseason game .
It's unclear if the New Orleans Saints are leaning toward starting Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill in 2021. However, it appears a decision will be made soon. © Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) According to a report from NBC's Peter King, who spoke with Saints head coach Sean Payton at the team's practice on Friday, New Orleans is expected to name its starter before the final preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 28.