Texans Place Duke Ejiofor on the Reserve/Injured List, Waive Mike Tyson

The Houston Texans place OLB Duke Ejiofor on the injured reserve and waive safety Mike Tyson prior to rookie mini-camp.

The Houston Texans have placed second-year outside linebacker Duke Ejiofor on the reserve/injured list ending his 2019 season before it started. The Texans also waived safety Mike Tyson to make room for their rookie class who starts their three-day rookie mini-camp in Houston on Friday afternoon.

Ejiofor tore his achilles which will end his 2019 season and put him on track to return for the 2020 season. Ejiofor was 6th round selection by the Texans in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Wake Forest and was able to make a strong impression through training camp and preseason games. He appeared in 12 games and posted nine total tackles. Two passes deflected, two quarterback hits, 1.0 sack, and a fumble recovery. Ejiofor also missed four games with a shoulder issue he suffered against the Denver Broncos during the regular season.

The Texans also waived safety Mike Tyson who was signed from the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the season and played some essential snaps early in the season as the third safety before Andre Hal returning to the field. Tyson appeared in 10 games (2 starts) and was able to post five total tackles, and a pass defended.

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