Houston Texans Released Veteran Running Back Phillip Lindsay

The veteran will become a free agent if he is not claimed via waiver process by another club after his release in Houston.

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have released running back Phillip Lindsay, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

He will become a free agent if he is not claimed via waivers by some other team.

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The Texans signed Phillip Lindsay to a deal in March for $ 3.25 million, with $ 1 million guaranteed and $ 500,000 in incentives. Getty Images

Lindsay rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown on 50 attempts this season for a team that ranks No. 31 on the Football Outsiders defensive-adjusted running value metric. Lindsay lost 3 yards on her only carry during the Texans’ 22-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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Lindsay was part of a group of veteran running backs signed by new Texans general manager Nick Caserio during the offseason. Houston traded Mark Ingram II to the New Orleans Saints last month, leaving running backs David Johnson and Rex Burkhead on the roster. Houston also has running back Royce Freeman.

The Texans signed Lindsay to a deal in March for $ 3.25 million, with $ 1 million guaranteed and $ 500,000 in incentives.

The former Pro Bowl running back became available last offseason when the Denver Broncos rescinded the restricted free agent offer they had placed on him, one that would have allowed them to match any contract offer from another team, but without providing compensation to the team in case he signed for another club.

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He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Broncos and totaled 2,550 rushing yards in three seasons with Denver. Also, he ran for 17 touchdowns.

The news was first reported by SportsTalk 790.

Information from Dan Graziano was used in the writing of this note.

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