The Houston Texans cleared out further space on their roster Tuesday to make room for incoming 2022 draft picks.
Per the team, offensive lineman Sam Cooper and defensive end Kingsley Keke have been waived.
The latter was picked up by the Texans off of waivers in January. Keke, a 2019 fifth-round pick, played in 12 games for the Packers in 2021, starting eight.
In those games, Keke recorded 23 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four QB hits, three pass deflections and a forced fumble.
Cooper, on the other hand, has never appeared in an NFL game after signing to the Texans practice squad in late 2021.
The 6-foot-2, 315-pound guard went undrafted out of Merrimack. But scouts believe he has potential in pass protection despite being a bit undersized.
In the draft, the Texans selected LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. third overall; before showing a commitment to young quarterback Davis Mills by picking two offensive linemen, a wide receiver, running back and tight end in later rounds.