The Texans worked out five players Thursday, according to a league source.
That included offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt, defensive end Tyree Johnson, offensive tackle Derek Kerkstetter, defensive back Thakarius Keyes and linebacker Derick Roberson along with running back Mataeo Durant.
Johnson is a former Texas A&M All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection who was cut recently by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hyatt played at Clemson where he was a consensus All-American. He has played for the Dallas Cowboys.
Kerstetter played at the University of Texas. He has played for the Buffalo Bills.
Keyes, a cornerback from Tulane, has played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and Chicago Bears. He has nine career tackles.
Roberson played at Sam Houston State. The San Antonio native has played in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans. He has 4 1/2 career sacks and 26 tackles. He had three tackles and one sack last season for the Titans against the Texans in the final game of the regular season.
Durant rushed for 1,241 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior last season.
He gained 817 yards and was named the Blue Devils’ Most Valuable Player as a junior.
He went undrafted and signed with the Steelers. He was released in August.
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a contributor to KPRC 2 and click2houston.com