Lee, meanwhile, was the backup at nose tackle. He started the Sept. 19 game against Chicago as a replacement for Grady Jackson. Lee suffered a tear in the lateral cartilage in his left knee during the game and missed the next four games. He played in the next seven games but was inactive for last week's game against Jacksonville. In his place, Colin Cole recorded three tackles.
Roster move: Thurman promoted
Thurman, a 5-foot-11, 192-pound rookie out of Division III Southern Oregon, has been on the practice squad since Sept. 8. He went undrafted and, after a minicamp stint with the Giants, latched on with Houston for training camp. He was among the Texans' final cuts.
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