Texans Release Veteran Running Back Before Season-Opener

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The Houston Texans are making a few more adjustments to their roster ahead of their 2022 season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

Unfortunately due to running after one, he will not join them for the game.

On Friday, the Texans announced they had released running veteran Royce Freeman from the team.

Freeman joined the Texas of Weavers in November last year.

In seven games for the Texans, Freeman had 35 carries for 92 yards and another seven receptions for 62 yards.

He also contributed to special teams.

The Texans re-signed Freeman in March and kept him during the final roster cut last week.

It remains to be seen what the Texans do with their extra roster space now.

Royce Freeman rose to prominence as a running back star for the Oregon Ducks between 2014 and 2017.

In four seasons he set multiple team records and graduated as the all-time leader of the Ducks in rushing yards and touchdowns.

The Denver Broncos named Freeman the number 71 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft,

And he really contributed a lot in the first two seasons. Between 2018 and 2019,

Freeman had over 1,000 rushing yards and 300 receiving yards, with nine touchdowns.

But after a down year in 2020, Freeman was waived ahead of the 2021 season and signed with the Carolina Panthers.

He played eight games for the Panthers before waiving and signing with the Texans a few days later.

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