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Dime
09-06-2006, 09:21 PM
Texans | T. Johnson signed from Dallas' practice squad
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:20:56 -0700

The Houston Texans have signed NT Thomas Johnson from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.


from kffl.com

flylikeaneagle
09-06-2006, 09:23 PM
Probably going to add him to the Texans practice squad. A lot of that is going on right now.

da.texans
09-06-2006, 09:25 PM
Probably going to add him to the Texans practice squad. A lot of that is going on right now.
Can u really do that???? i thought if you sign some one else practice squad u have to havr them on your active roster?????

PapaL
09-06-2006, 09:28 PM
Can u really do that???? i thought if you sign some one else practice squad u have to havr them on your active roster?????

Thats what I thought the rule to be also.

HJam72
09-06-2006, 09:28 PM
Does anyone else find it odd that we apparently signed a NT from somebody's practice squad?

Lucky
09-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Can u really do that???? i thought if you sign some one else practice squad u have to havr them on your active roster?????
Johnson will have to stay on the roster for 3 games.

Houston_Fanatic
09-06-2006, 09:31 PM
Kevin Curtis was waived from the practice squad, so I guess this is the vacancy they will be filling with this guy?

Texian
09-06-2006, 10:11 PM
Texans | T. Johnson signed from Dallas' practice squad
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:20:56 -0700

The Houston Texans have signed NT Thomas Johnson from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

RiotCommander
09-06-2006, 10:12 PM
Johnson will have to stay on the roster for 3 games.


I really hope this guy has a big upside. We really need some unexpected guys to step-up when its there turn in the rotation. I doubt this guy is going to be able to just sit with Sage and hang out for a few games.

Brandon420tx
09-06-2006, 10:19 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/fan_zone/messageboards/showthread.php?t=27738

Texian
09-06-2006, 10:23 PM
Here is a brief bio:

Thomas Johnson
Position: DT
Height: 6-2
Weight: 302
Born: 06/24/1981
College: Middle Tennessee
NFL Experience: 2

Vinny
09-06-2006, 10:33 PM
run stuffer....we are weak vs the run in short yardage/goal line...makes sense to me. Especially since Kubiak said he was looking for more interior linemen defensively.

infantrycak
09-06-2006, 10:45 PM
Anyone signed off a practice squad has to go on the active roster for 3 games as Lucky said. We can waive someone off our roster and put him (if he passes waivers) on our practice squad and then swap later.

Number19
09-06-2006, 11:07 PM
Anyone signed off a practice squad has to go on the active roster for 3 games as Lucky said. We can waive someone off our roster and put him (if he passes waivers) on our practice squad and then swap later.I don't think you can just swap. After spending 3 games on our active roster, Johnson would then have to be waived before signing to our practice squad - giving Dallas the chance to re-sign him away from us. Any time a player is released from the active roster, he must clear waivers.

infantrycak
09-06-2006, 11:11 PM
I don't think you can just swap. After spending 3 games on our active roster, Johnson would then have to be waived before signing to our practice squad - giving Dallas the chance to re-sign him away from us. Any time a player is released from the active roster, he must clear waivers.

That's why I said if he passes waivers--unclear but meant to apply to anyone going to the practice squad. Yes anyone going to the practice squad can only do so after passing thru waivers.

Houston_Fanatic
09-06-2006, 11:20 PM
Thank-you, infantrycak for clarifying. The waivers/free agency/practice squad system is a little complex and they have some odd rules!

socalfan
09-06-2006, 11:28 PM
They had to have cut somebody. Who? Anyone know?

aj.
09-07-2006, 06:13 AM
I would guess Malone. It would seem odd that they would demote Ellison to the ps after just claiming him, but I guess that could happen too. I doubt if they are planning to keep 5 DTs on the 53 (considering two of their ends rotate inside on third downs, etc)

CloakNNNdagger
09-07-2006, 06:35 AM
It's real frustrating that there is typically such a lag of info on the Texans website concerning roster moves. You also wonder why other media have not been given the info to report. Obviously, in order to make a move like Johnson, there has to be a simultaneous countermove. Obviously, all of this is occuring in Cyberspace.........or maybe the Twilight Zone..........I'm trying to contact Rod Serling at this very moment.........will be back to you in just..................

cuppacoffee
09-07-2006, 10:06 AM
Texans | T. Johnson signed from Dallas' practice squad
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:20:56 -0700

The Houston Texans have signed NT Thomas Johnson from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.

Signed off the practice squad. Doesn't this mean he has to be placed on our 53 man roster?

KFFL (http://www.kffl.com/player/12335/nfl)

HOU-TEX
09-07-2006, 10:09 AM
Texans | T. Johnson signed from Dallas' practice squad
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:20:56 -0700

The Houston Texans have signed NT Thomas Johnson from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.

Signed off the practice squad. Doesn't this mean he has to be placed on our 53 man roster?

KFFL (http://www.kffl.com/player/12335/nfl)

Did you notice it only took us 23 seconds to sign him after they signed him to the practice squad?:confused:

cuppacoffee
09-07-2006, 10:17 AM
Did you notice it only took us 23 seconds to sign him after they signed him to the practice squad?:confused:

I can't find any info on him. He is not listed anywhere on NFL.com

CloakNNNdagger
09-07-2006, 10:23 AM
:tease: I can't find any info on him. He is not listed anywhere on NFL.com

He's only played in 2 games with 1 tackle in each. There are no profiles and no bios...................and still no counter transaction as to who has been given their pink slip.

TommyS
09-07-2006, 10:35 AM
:tease:

He's only played in 2 games with 1 tackle in each. There are no profiles and no bios...................and still no counter transaction as to who has been given their pink slip.

this related thread

http://www.houstontexans.com/fan_zone/messageboards/showthread.php?t=27738

says Kevin Curtis got the boot fom the PS.

PapaL
09-07-2006, 11:13 AM
We drafted DT TRAVIS "TJ" Johnson, we signed NT THOMAS Johnson from Dallas practice squad. Could we fix the thread?

*Thanks*

CloakNNNdagger
09-07-2006, 11:33 AM
this related thread

http://www.houstontexans.com/fan_zone/messageboards/showthread.php?t=27738

says Kevin Curtis got the boot fom the PS.


This still supposedly leaves 8 on the PS without Johnson. Still doesn't account for countertransaction:

David Anderson WR 5-10 197 R Colorado State

Robert Douglas FB 6-2 237 1 Memphis

Anthony Maddox DT 6-1 295 3 Delta State

Chris Taylor RB 6-0 224 R Indiana

John Walker S 6-1 204 R Southern California

Mike Brisiel G 6-5 300 R Colorado State

Richie Ross WR 6-4 209 R Nebraska-Kearney

Quinton Porter QB 6-5 233 R Boston College

mj.
09-07-2006, 11:37 AM
2006 Texans transactions

September 7: Signed DT Thomas Johnson. Released DT Atiyyah Ellison.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/transactions.php?section=N%20Transactions

aj.
09-07-2006, 12:51 PM
So we pick up Ellison off waivers, stick him on the 53, then release him two days later. Cool.

I guess they liked the ex-Cowboy better.

hmmm ... Cowboy defensive insider.....

V Man
09-07-2006, 03:17 PM
2006 Texans transactions

September 7: Signed DT Thomas Johnson. Released DT Atiyyah Ellison.



Is Ellison practice squad eligible after he clears waivers?

Bearfan Blue and Orange
09-07-2006, 03:28 PM
yes, after he clears waivers and noone takes him he can be signed to the practice squad

TK_Gamer
09-09-2006, 12:02 PM
the roster was full, thomas johnson replaced ellison if I'm not mistaken

Hottoddie
09-09-2006, 12:26 PM
I'm hoping the Texans put him on the practice squad. I believe they released Curtis about the same time they signed Thomas Johnson.

By the way, does anyone know how many players you're allowed to have on the practice squad?

infantrycak
09-09-2006, 12:32 PM
By the way, does anyone know how many players you're allowed to have on the practice squad?

Eight

TK_Gamer
09-09-2006, 01:10 PM
according to what I read in our transactions, we still have one practice squad spot open, I wonder who they're saving that for? are we allowed to resign someone to the practice squad after we release them from the practice squad?

aj.
09-09-2006, 01:34 PM
Anderson WR
Brisiel OG
Douglas FB
Maddox DT

Porter QB
Ross WR
Taylor RB
Walker S

Blake
09-09-2006, 01:41 PM
I am surprised. I was very interested in Ellison.

CloakNNNdagger
09-09-2006, 02:13 PM
What's surprising to me is that NFC East and AFC North teams can have 9 practice squad members instead of 8. By the NFL's International Development Practice Squad program, the Eagles among other teams are allowed the addition of an exempted top NFLE player on the squad. In past years, the program now in its 3rd year, have produced several players that ultimately were signed to active rosters. In its inaugural year, the NFC West was the only participant. Last year, the AFC West and NFC South. I don't know how the rotation is determined, but the process could easily bring up questions of "favoritism" and imbalance.

Dr2bKay
09-09-2006, 06:55 PM
Hey I know this dude....We went to undergrad together...I hope that everything works out for him here with the Texans..Seeing that our other Blue Raider Alumni Calico just got cut...