The Houston Texans announced four transactions on Saturday, including the addition of two former players to the active roster.
Houston signed defensive end Joel Health to the active roster and also signed receiver Steven Mitchell.
Heath was let go prior to the club’s Week 12 Thursday night 20-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts to make room for tight end Jordan Thomas, who was coming off injured reserve.
With linebacker Dylan Cole sustaining a torn ACL in the victory that moved Houston to 7-4 on the season, a spot opened up on the 53-man roster, and Heath will fill it.
To make room for Mitchell, the Texans waived safety Jonathan Owens, a second-year player from Missouri Western State. With the Texans having a mini-bye and not back in action until Dec. 1, there should be enough time for safeties Justin Reid and Mike Adams to clear concussion protocol and shore up the thin safety spots.