The Houston Texans have begun cutting ties with players as they look to reduce the roster to 85. Damion Daniels was the latest player slashed from the Texans’ roster.
Other players who have been cut include Jordan Jenkins, Chad Beebe, B.J. Emmons and Harrison Elliott.
The Texans cut undrafted rookie defensive tackle Damion Daniels, per a league source.
Daniels (6-foot-3, 325 pounds) is a Dallas native who was a team captain and Defensive Lineman of the Year for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and honorable-mention All-Big Ten Conference selection.
He had 33 tackles and two for losses before getting injured against Wisconsin and missing the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury and turf toe.
Veteran defensive end Jordan Jenkins has been cut from the active-physically unable to perform list due to a strained calf, according to a league source.
Jenkins was released at this point to give him an opportunity to catch on with another team. The Texans like their depth at defensive end.
A former New York Jets starter and University of Georgia standout signed last year to a two-year contract, Jenkins had 2 1/2 sacks last season in 11 games with 20 tackles, four for losses and five quarterback hits. He has 25 career sacks, 209 career tackles, 24 tackles for losses and 29 quarterback hits.
He signed a two-year, $6 million contract last year.
The Texans are also cutting veteran wide receiver Chad Beebe, according to a league source.
Beebe is a former Minnesota Vikings undrafted free agent from Northern Illinois who joined the Texans this offseason.
Beebe, 28, is the son of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe, who caught a key touchdown in the Bills’ epic comeback win over the Houston Oilers.
Chad Beebe has 26 career receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns.
Beebe played in 14 games in 2020 for the Vikings and caught a career-high 20 passes for 201 yards and two scores. He was placed on injured reserve last season by the Vikings.
Beebe played in the Texans’ preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints. He was targeted once with no receptions. He returned one kickoff for 20 yards. He had a fair catch on a punt return.
Emmons played for Texans tight ends coach Tim Berbenich with the Las Vegas Raiders when he was coaching running backs.
Emmons has played for the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL and with the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and Raiders.
Emmons (6-foot, 220 pounds), an Alabama transfer who finished his career at Florida Atlantic, rushed for 173 yards and a touchdown for the Crimson Tide before transferring to Hutchinson Community College. As a junior, he rushed for 237 yards and six touchdowns despite missing time with a broken ankle. In a COVID-shortened season in 2020, he rushed for 116 yards and one touchdown.
With the Raiders, he rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in three preseason games in 2021. He was signed to the practice squad, released then signed by the Seahawks, then released and signed by the Jaguars.
Elliott played for the Air Force Academy and has a previous stint with the Atlanta Falcons.
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a KPRC 2 contributor and Click2houston.com
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