Texans sign RB Grimes, waive LB Alexander

The Houston Texans claimed running back Jonathan Grimes off

waivers and released linebacker Mister Alexander.

The 5-foot-10 Grimes was signed off the Texans’ practice squad

by the New York Jets in September. The Jets waived him on Tuesday,

and the Texans picked him up with Ben Tate’s status uncertain for

Sunday’s game against Buffalo (3-4) because of a hamstring


Grimes was an undrafted free agent out of William & Mary. He

left as the school’s career leader with 4,541 yards rushing, 7,955

all-purpose yards, 2,289 kickoff return yards and 936 rushing

attempts. Grimes also earned 11 all-conference honors during his

career, the most in Colonial Athletic Association history.

The 6-3 Alexander made five tackles in six games for the Texans

this season.