Texans activate Michael Dwumfour, waive Jaleel Johnson


The Texans activated defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour (6-foot-1, 296 pounds) from designated to return from injured reserve after returning to practice this week. Dwumfour, an undrafted former free agent for Rutgers, has recovered from a rib injury and the team has kicked off its 21-day training window. He has played in four games this season and has two tackles. The Texans waived veteran defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson.

The Texans have elevated cornerback Jacobi Francis and safety Will Redmond to the active practice roster.

Texans starting cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. is out for Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders with a hamstring injury.

Francis is expected to assist with special teams.

The Texans are grooming nickel Desmond King to operate as a starting outside corner against veteran starter Steven Nelson with Tavierre Thomas operating in a larger role as a nickel.

Francis (5-foot-11, 193 pounds) is an undrafted free agent from Memphis.

He had 36 tackles, 4 1/2 for a loss, two interceptions and seven pass breakups.

Francis had 130 career tackles, 10 1/2 for loss, six interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. He ran the 40-yard sprint in 4.52 seconds with a vertical jump of 36 1/2 inches and a wide jump of 10-2. Redmond is a former San Francisco 49ers third-round draft pick.

Aaron Wilson is a contributor to KPRC 2 and click2houston.com.

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