Texans Re-Sign ILB Ben Heeney, Release WR Deante Gray

     

The Houston Texans announced Monday that they’ve re-signed ILB Ben Heeney to a contract and released WR Deante Gray.

Heeney, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2015. He was in the second year of his four-year, $2,773,724 contract when the Raiders elected to cut him loose coming out of the preseason last year.

The Saints signed him to their practice squad and eventually called him up before cutting him loose soon after. The Texans claimed Heeney off of waivers and he finished out the year in Houston.

In 2017, Heeny appeared in five games and recorded two tackles and no sacks.