The 2018 6th round pick of your Houston Texans has left the constructing.
On Wednesday, the Texans introduced they minimize Duke Ejiofor with a failed bodily designation.
The #Texans minimize LB Duke Ejiofor with a failed bodily designation, per at present’s transaction wire.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 9, 2021
Whereas hope sprang eternal that Ejiofor would flip right into a strong defender for Houston, the truth was far much less rosy. The Wake Forest product hadn’t seen the sector since 2018, when he performed in 12 video games, contributed 9 mixed tackles, 6 solo stops, 2 QB hits and 1 sack.
On Might tenth of 2019, Ejiofor landed on the Texans Injured Reserve listing when he tore his Achilles. After a profitable restoration, Ejiofor tore his ACL in late August of 2020, as soon as once more touchdown on IR. Apparently the second restoration didn’t go so effectively as Ejiofor was deemed unfit for competitors by the Texans workers yesterday.
The Texans will take in a meager $46,313 lifeless cash hit, per OverTheCap for 2021 after releasing the embattled linebacker.
With Ejiofor gone, Miles Smith and the Texans now should forge forward with Zach Cunningham, Tae Davis, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nate Corridor, Neville Hewitt, Christian Kirksey, Hardy Nickerson II, Kevin Pierre-Louis, Joe Thomas and Garrett Wallow within the linebacker room. Should you’re questioning about Whitney Mercilus, Shaw Lawson, and Jacob Martin, they’re all listed as defensive linemen for now.
Hopefully Ejiofor heals up and makes good on all of the potential he nonetheless has. He’s positively the kind of participant you need to root for every time he takes the sector.
Roster cut-downs aren’t coming for awhile, so we will anticipate a signing quickly to fill the void left by Ejiofor.
For these questioning, the Texans have to chop all the way down to 85 gamers by August seventeenth, then 80 by August twenty fourth, then the ultimate 53 by August thirty first.
NFL house owners simply accredited a 90-man roster to begin coaching camp this yr, supply mentioned, with cuts to 85 on Aug. 17, 80 on Aug. 24 and 53 on Aug. 31.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 26, 2021
We want you all the perfect Duke. That spin transfer was actual at Wake Forest. It’s a disgrace it wasn’t in Houston. Hopefully will probably be some other place.