The Houston Texans officially waived OT D.J. Coker on Wednesday and signed QB Jordan Ta’amu to a contract.
This comes shortly after the news that backup QB A.J. McCarron suffered a thumb injury in practice this week and could miss the remainder of the preseason.
Ta’amu wound up going undrafted out of Ole Miss back in May. He took part in the Raiders’ rookie minicamp, but wasn’t signed to a contract afterward.
During his two years at Ole Miss, Ta’amu threw for 5,600 yards while completing 64.5 percent of his passes to go along with 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions over the course of 19 games. He also rushed for 507 yards and 10 touchdowns.