The Texans also placed OT Geron Christian, RB Buddy Howell and WR Taywan Taylor on the COVID-19 list and added DB Cornell Armstrong, TE Pharaoh Brown, DB Lonnie Johnson and DE DeMarcus Walker to the non-football injury list.
The veteran had just signed with Houston as a free agent this offseason.
Moncrief, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Colts back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.745 million contract before agreeing to a one-year, $9.6 million fully guaranteed with the Jaguars in 2018.
Moncrief signed a two-year deal with the Steelers in 2019, but was waived during the season to protect the team’s projected compensatory pick for losing Le’Veon Bell in free agency. From there, he had stints with the Panthers and Jets before the Patriots signed him to their practice squad, ultimately calling him up last year.
In 2020, Moncreif appeared in six games for the Patriots and caught one pass for 15 yards and rushed for four yards on one carry.