HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans signed 10 players to their practice squad today. Here's a closer look at them.
QB Zac Dysert: He was the career passing leader at Miami (Ohio), surpassing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's previous mark. The Broncos drafted Dysert in the seventh round in 2013. Dysert spent 2014 on the Broncos' practice squad. He spent a few days with the Chicago Bears this year between the two rounds of roster cuts.
WR Alan Bonner: Bonner spent his first two seasons on injured reserve. Appearing on "Hard Knocks," Texans coach Bill O'Brien was shown telling Bonner that his understanding of the offense needed to improve. He said it wasn't a lack of intelligence that was stopping Bonner, but rather he'd like to see Bonner put in more time.
ILB Max Bullough: Bullough began the 2014 regular season on the Texans' practice squad. He was activated to the 53-man roster on Nov. 12. He was in a fierce competition at inside linebacker during training camp.
G Karim Barton: The Jamaican-born Barton was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2014 draft. They released him and he spent time on the Browns' practice squad in 2014.
RB Kenny Hilliard: The 2015 seventh-round draft pick spent training camp with the Texans after a college career at LSU. He's someone whose development the Texans will watch.
S Corey Moore: Signed as an undrafted rookie out of Georgia, Moore made some impressive plays during the preseason and in training camp that caught the eye of not only his coaches, but also Texans owner Bob McNair.
DE Dan Pettinato: Pettinato competed in a defensive end group that only kept three players -- J.J. Watt, Jared Crick and Jeoffrey Pagan. The undrafted rookie out of Arizona had the benefit of being mentored by Watt and Crick.
TE Eric Tomlinson: A native of the Houston area, Tomlinson went to Texas-El Paso. He initially signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent this year.
WR Chandler Worthy: In college, Worthy was a threat in the return game. He's working to both improve that and his ability in the Texans' offense while on the practice squad.