Houston Texans reduce Marlon Mack; Dameon Pierce now doubtless beginning operating again

The Houston Texans made a shock reduce and launched veteran operating again Marlon Mack on Tuesday.

The Texans signed Mack to a one-year deal in March after his four-year stint with the Indianapolis Colts. Mack was relegated to 32 carries over the previous two seasons after he tore his Achilles in 2020 and the emergence of Indianapolis Colts operating again Jonathan Taylor final season.

The Texans have been hoping Mack may recapture the shape he confirmed from 2018-2019 when he rushed for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns so as to add to the Texans’ operating again by committee method this season. Mack rushed for 90 yards within the preseason on 21 carries.

However with Mack being launched, that opens the door for 2022 fourth-round draft decide Dameon Pierce out of Florida, who impressed the group all through coaching camp, to be the lead operating again for the Texans.

Pierce rushed for 86 yards in preseason and scored a landing in two video games. The opposite lead again within the Texans’ operating again room is Rex Burkhead.

In one other transfer Tuesday, the Texans traded 2020 second-round defensive deal with Ross Blacklock and a 2023 seventh-round decide to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2023 sixth-round decide.

Blacklock completed with 2 sacks and totaled 36 tackles with three begins throughout his two seasons with the Texans.

Blacklock was the Texans’ first decide within the 2020 draft. And that decide got here from the commerce that despatched wideout DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round decide to the Arizona Cardinals for operating again David Johnson, a second-round decide and a fourth-round decide.