The Texans placed rookie S Torri Williams on injured reserve and promoted rookie OG Shelley Smith to fill his roster spot.
Williams, who had been called up from the practice squad, was active for just one game before a hamstring injury cost him the remainder of the season.
Smith was drafted by Houston in the sixth round and had been with the team's practice squad.
The way we see it
As a player they drafted, the Texans expect Smith to provide depth on the offensive line. He becomes the fifth Colorado State player on Houston's roster.