April 20, 2014

Texans Release Javarris Williams

NFL: Preseason-New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans

According to Javarris Williams (RB) via his Twitter account, Williams,  has been informed of his release from the Houston Texans. Williams (5’10″, 223 lbs., 26 yrs.,) is a Richmond, TX native who went on to start for 3 years at running back for Tennessee State University.  There Williams had a standout freshman year and 3 straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He went on to receive a degree in Computer Business Systems.

Williams was drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 draft by the Kansas City Chiefs but saw limited action during his time there. He also spent a little time with the Seattle Seahawks before landing with the Texans during the 2011 training camp, after Arian Foster and Ben Tate were both struggling with hamstring issues.  Williams was eventually released but re-signed in week 6 to the Texans’ practice squad.

With the signing of Justin Forsett by the Houston Texans on Saturday, June, 2, 2012, Javarris Williams’ future with the team was in question. With Williams’ departure, it appears the Texans’ backfield is set with Foster, Tate and Forsett each holding their respective spots, allowing rookies Davin Meggett and Jonathan Grimes to fight for a potential practice squad spot.

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