Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Tavares Gooden (56) celebrates with running back Anthony Dixon (24) as Green Bay Packers tight end Ryan Taylor (82) watches during the NFC divisional round playoff game at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tavares Gooden waived, listed as left team by Houston Texans

The Houston Texans have waived linebacker Tavares Gooden, but designated his exit as having left the team according to media reports.  In other words, the former Baltimore Raven, San Francisco 49er and Miami Hurricane is the one who choose to leave, but the answer as to why remains unclear.  Gooden, 29, is in his sixth year out of college and the game he played with Houston this season is the only one he has played this year.

This happens in the same week as John Moffitt unexpectedly deciding to leave the Denver Broncos after their bye week.  Moffitt just decided he did not love the game anymore and was happy to call it a career.  At this point, there is no connection between Moffitt and Gooden outside of the fact these moves happened in the same week.

At this point, any conclusions being drawn are speculative and everyone is waiting to get more information on the situation and what ultimately had Gooden go from a recent signee by the Texans to leaving the team after playing just one game, so the move is curious to say the least.

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