The Texans added two defenders to their active roster Wednesday, promoting lineman Brandon Dunn from their practice squad and signing free agent safety Don Jones, as Mark Berman of FOX 26 tweets. To make room, Houston placed safety K.J. Dillon and linebacker Brennan Scarlett on IR.
October 17th, 2016 at 10:02am CST by Zachary Links
Texans safety K.J. Dillon has suffered a torn ACL, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). The rookie’s season is over thanks to the injury and he will be placed on injured reserve shortly.
Dillion, a fifth-round pick, first broke out as a junior at West Virginia. In 2014, he totaled 57 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, and two interceptions. He followed that up with 54 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, and two more interceptions as a senior. The Texans were using Dillion in a reserve role and giving him some time on special teams this year. In five games on the active roster, Dillion wound up with just two total tackles.
In other Texans news, there is reportedly some tension between head coach Bill O’Brien and starting quarterback Brock Osweiler. Of course, after last night’s comeback victory over the Colts, everything might just work itself out in Houston.
The Chiefs have signed second-round pick Chris Jones, a source tells PFT (Twitter link). The defensive lineman out of Mississippi State becomes KC’s first rookie to sign. Jones’ stock rose in the weeks leading up to the draft as more and more teams zeroed in on interior pass rushers.
Here are the rest of today’s draft signings from the AFC:
The Texans signed fifth-round nose tackle D.J. Reader, according to Mark Berman of FOX 26 (via Twitter).
The Jaguars sign sixth-round quarterback Brandon Allen, as Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union tweets.
The Jaguars signed sixth-round linebacker/defensive end Tyrone Holmes, as Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle tweets.
Linebacker Jatavis Brown inked his rookie contract with the Chargers, Rand Getlin of NFL.com tweets. The Akron product was taken in the fifth-round.
The Jets signed seventh-round punter Lachlan Edwards, according to his agency on Twitter.
The Patriots signed sixth-round linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill to a $2.44MM deal, including a $100K signing bonus, as his slot dictates, Wilson tweets.
The Steelersannounced the signing of seventh round draft picks Demarcus Ayers and Tyler Matakevich. Ayers, a wide receiver/returner from the University of Houston, and Matakevich, a linebacker from Temple, are now the first two Pittsburgh rookies to sign from this year’s class.
The Ravens signed fifth-round defensive end Matt Judon, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun tweets.