Texans Promote OT Roderick Johnson, Place OLB Brennan Scarlett On IR

The Houston Texans announced Saturday that they’ve promoted OT Roderick Johnson to their active roster and placed OLB Brennan Scarlett on injured reserve.

Johnson, 23, is a former fifth-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. Cleveland actually traded up to get Johnson in last year’s draft before waiving him back in June.

The Texans later claimed Johnson off of waivers only to waive him coming out of the preseason. He’s been on and off of the Texan’s active roster.

During his college career at Florida State, Johnson made 31 starts at left tackle and was the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as both a sophomore and junior.

Johnson has yet to appear in an NFL game.

Scarlett, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury before being activated later on.

Scarlett landed on the injured reserve again in December of last year due to a foot injury, making this his third time being placed on IR in his NFL career.

In 2018, Scarlett appeared in 12 games and recorded 18 total tackles, no sacks, one interception, three pass defenses, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

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