The Texans have made a change to their 53-man roster, signing cornerback Jumal Rolle off the Packers’ practice squad and releasing running back Ronnie Brown to make room, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter).
Rolle, 24, was cut by the Packers at the end of the preseason, but was quickly re-added to the club’s practice squad, where he has been for the last several weeks. It’s not clear whether the Texans plan to actually make him active in games – perhaps as a special-teams player – but it appears he’ll have a better opportunity in Houston than in Green Bay to see the field on Sundays.
As for Brown, with Arian Foster healthy again and Alfred Blue serving as his backup, there weren’t many touches available for the veteran. So far this season, he has accumulated just four yards on six carries. With Brown out of the mix, Jonathan Grimes will be the Texans’ No. 3 running back.