Texans Host Five Players For Workouts


According to Aaron Wilson, the Houston Texans brought in five free agents for workouts on Tuesday, including DB Blake Countess.

The full list of players includes:

  1. LB James Burgess
  2. DB Blake Countess
  3. LB Bryce Hager
  4. WR Dwayne Harris
  5. LB Ramik Wilson

Burgess, 26, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville back in 2016. He was, unfortunately, among Miami’s final roster cuts but was later signed to the team’s practice squad.

After brief stints with the Chargers, Ravens, Jaguars and Browns, Burgess signed a futures contract with the Dolphins, but was cut loose after the draft. From there, he signed on with the Jets. 

New York brought Burgess back on a one-year contract this past March only to release him coming out of training camp.  

In 2019, Burgess appeared in 10 games for the Jets and recorded 80 tackles, a half sack, an interception, a forced fumble, a recovery and five passes defended.

Countess, 26, was taken in the sixth round out of Auburn in 2016 by the Eagles. He was cut loose coming out of the preseason and later signed on to the Rams practice squad.

The Eagles later claimed Countess off waivers from the Rams before waiving him during the preseason with an injury settlement. From there, he caught on with the Jets last year but was cut loose this past March.

In 2019, Countess was active for six games but did not record a statistic. 

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