A day after being waived by the Buffalo Bills, cornerback Justin Rogers has been claimed by the Houston Texans. The former seventh round pick from Richmond was in his third year and even started six games early in the year injuries decimated the team’s secondary. Between the fact he was picked on by offenses and the fact teammates including Stephon Gilmore came back from injury helped to reduce his role and went from starter to inactive. In his six games, Rogers had 8 tackles and an interception.
The 5’11″ 181lb corner is still just 25 years old, so the Texans are still potentially getting a player that can help them now and get better going into the future. Rogers may step in as a the fifth corner immediately with his impact being felt on special teams initially once he gets acclimated.
The Texans are currently in the midst of an 8 game losing streak and are in a situation where they are looking at everyone on the roster with the front office looking also looking at the coaching staff. The good news for the Texans is they get to host the Jacksonville Jaguars and in the first of their two meetings in a span of just three weeks. As bad as the Texans have been and everything that seems to be going the wrong way this season, they do still have pride and a loss to Jacksonville might be the bottom for this organization, considering they entered the season labeled a contender.