The Houston Texans officially placed LB Ben Heeney on their injured reserve after he passed through waivers unclaimed on Thursday.
Heeney, 26, 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.
Heeney returned to the Texans this past March but was waived with an injury designation on Wednesday.
In 2017, Heeney appeared in five games and recorded two tackles and no sacks.