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Texans Sign Offensive Line Depth to Practice Squad

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Houston Texans lifted offensive line depth off the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on Monday night.
The Houston Texans lifted offensive line depth off the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on Monday night. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Houston Texans are off to another slow start in the 2022 regular season. Houston is just 1-3-1 through the first five weeks of the season and lost three straight prior to Sunday's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, becoming the last team in the NFL to win its first game.

One area of the roster that needs better production is the offensive line. Fortunately, head coach Lovie Smith and his staff addressed the need on Monday night. Just hours after working out veteran offensive lineman K.C. McDermott, the Houston Texans inked the former undrafted free agent to their practice squad.

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McDermott spent the first four years of his career in Jacksonville before his preseason release. He was then picked up by the New York Giants' practice squad for a brief spell, but did not see any live action.

A big-bodied offensive tackle, the 6-foot-5, 311-pound lineman made 16 career appearances across 2020-21, including his lone start during the 2021 campaign.

He'll add another fresh body for Smith to consider in the offensive line rotation. Houston has allowed the 11th most sacks in football and the seventh most tackles for loss.

Houston heads into a bye week in Week 6 before resuming play against the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 23. Early Week 7 NFL odds from FanDuel Sportbook show the Texans as 7-point road underdogs.

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