Texans steal safety off Ravens practice squad on NFL deadline

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The Baltimore Ravens lost a player on Halloween although the scare wasn't that big as it was a practice-squad member and backup safety DeAndre Houston-Carson, who returned to the Houston Texans after they signed him off the Ravens PS on Tuesday.

DHC's agent, David Canter, confirmed that the Texans had signed him from the Ravens practice squad in which marks Houston-Carson's second transition from Baltimore to Houston this season alone

The safety initially joined the Ravens in August, spending most of the month with the team through training camp getting ready for the regular season.

After not making the 53-man roster of the Ravens, he signed with the Texans' practice squad in September, played in two games, and was later released by Houston.

Houston-Carson then returned to the Ravens practice squad in October, making appearances in the last two games for Baltimore if only because of the injury bug that has been biting the Ravens' secondary madly this season, in this case, related to Marcus Williams' absence with a hamstring injury.

Houston-Carson, now once more on his way to Houston, spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Chicago Bears. During his first stint in Houston earlier this season, Houston-Carson participated in 33 defensive snaps and 41 special-team snaps, landing two tackles before being waived by the Texans.

While he ultimately failed to find a proper place in Baltimore, Houston-Carson's versatility on the field across the secondary and his special-team plays prowess should give him some chances in a much younger and still rebuilding franchise in Houston.

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And hey, looking at how the 2023 season has gone for DHC, don't even rule out a return to Baltimore later on the year if the Texans fall apart entirely and the defensive back looks like a proper depth piece for the Ravens to snatch and use for their postseason run.

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