The Texans are elevating defensive back and special teamer Mike Tyson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Tyson, a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017, may have an opportunity to make his NFL debut against the Bills on Sunday.
Tyson, a Cincinnati product, registered five interceptions as a senior. The Seahawks selected him in the sixth-round of the 2017 draft, but he has yet to see time in a regular season game. This year, he missed Seattle’s final cut, but the Texans moved quickly to add him to the taxi squad.
The Texans will be without cornerbacks Kevin Johnson and Aaron Colvin for a while, leaving them a bit thin in the secondary. Tyson figures to serve as the club’s fifth safety, though his quickest path to the field will likely be on special teams.