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