Texans Sign Cornett and Farrell

The Houston Texans continued making roster moves by signing two and releasing veteran Ricky Sapp.

The Houston Texans continued a busy offseason by making three more moves to add more players to their roster. The Texans signed former UNLV running back Tim Cornett and offensive tackle Mike Farrell, who played at Penn State under Head Coach Bill O’Brien.

Cornett (6-0, 210 lbs.) is a rookie who played his high school football at North Shore High School and in four seasons for UNLV he led the Rebels in rushing all four seasons, amassing 3,733 yards rushing. He appeared in 50 games, started 38 and had 37 total touchdowns (35 rushing, 2 receiving). Cornett was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals after the NFL draft but soon became a free agent prior to camp.

As for Farrell (6-6, 303 lbs.), he played for O’Brien at Penn State in 2013 and then signed with the Denver Broncos coming out of college after becoming a free agent after the draft. He joins his former head coach and he respects his straight forward approach,

“"The fact that he's always straight forward and honest, people always respect that”

With the signing of those two, the Texans waived from their Active/Non-Football injury list outside linebacker Ricky Sapp. Sapp was picked up off of waivers in 2013 from the New York Jets and played sparingly for the defense. Sapp was not healthy, for an undisclosed reason, heading into camp and did not participate in any of the practices since camp opened.

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