Team Transactions – Roster to 75 Players

August 30th, 2016

The Houston Texans have announced the follow player transactions to move the roster count down to 75 active players:

Lonnie Ballentine (S) placed on the Reserve/PUP list.

  • Ballentine will be eligible to return to practice after 6 weeks into the season.  At that time the team will have a 3 week window to activate him or leave him on Reserve for the remainder of the year.  The Texans generally leave the player at full salary in year 3 of their contract.

Ka’imi Fairbairn (K) placed on Reserve/Injured list.

  • Fairbairn sustained a leg injury during camp, handing the job over to Nick Novak.  Fairbairn will have a split salary while on the Reserve list.

Kurtis Drummond (S) placed on Reserve/Injured list.

  • Drummond will have a split salary while on the Reserve list.

Nick Martin (C) placed on Reserve/Injured list.

  • Big loss for the Texan’s with their 2016 second round draft pick.  No change in salary cap charge.

Arturo Uzdavinis (T) waived from the active roster.

  • Davis will carry a $2,500 dead money charge in 2016 and a $5,000 dead money charge in 2017.

Ra’Zahn Howard (DL) waived from the active roster.

  • Howard was signed after going undrafted during the supplemental draft.  Howard will carry a $ dead money charge in 2016 & a $ dead money charge in 2017.

Carlos Thompson (LB) waived from the active roster.

  • Thompson will carry a $ dead money charge in 2016 & a $ dead money charge in 2017.

Tevin Jones (WR) waived from the active roster.

  • Jones will carry a $333 dead money charge in 2016 & a $667 dead money charge in 2017.

Ryan Langford (LB) waived from the active roster.

  • Langford was signed to the roster after making the team on a tryout after the draft.  There will be no dead money charge for Langford.

Josh Lenz (WR) waived from the active roster.

  • The Texans advised Lenz that he was not going to be apart of their future plans.  The team did Lenz a solid and released him now so that he will have an opportunity to sign with another team.  There will be no dead money charge for Lenz.  Lenz does not have eligibility for the practice squad.

Matt Pierson (OL) waived from the active roster.

  • There will be zero dead money charge for Pierson.

Jeoffrey Pagan (DL) waived with an injury settlement.

  • Pagan was drafted in the 6th round in 2014 but was unable to stay healthy during training camp.  The transaction will leave behind $32,205 in dead money in 2016 & $32,205 in dead money in 2017.  The injury settlement amount is $141,176 representing 4 weeks salary and will also count as dead money in 2016.

Gerald Rivers (LB) waived with injured designation.

  • There will be zero dead money charge for Rivers.  However if (likely) Rivers clears waivers he will revert back to the Texans’ Reserve/Injured list with a split salary of $348,000.

Duke Thomas (DB) waived with injured designation.

  • There will be $1,500 dead money charge in 2016 & $3,000 dead money charge in 2017.  However if (likely) Thomas clears waivers he will revert back to the Texans’ Reserve/Injured list with a split salary of $333,000.

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