Veteran Running Back Returns To Texans With The Practice Squad

The Houston Texans are at the first stage in what's going to be a very long rebuild, and while they lack proven, elite young talent, they've managed to bring in some young players with plenty of potential, like Derick Stingley Jr. and Davis Mills, but the one that's receiving the most amount of hype right now is Dameon Pierce. He's been so impressive in his first camp that the team actually released veteran running back Marlon Mack on Tuesday, but after that, it has now been confirmed that Mack is coming back to sign with the Texans practice squad.

Mack, a former Colt, has put up almost 3,000 all purpose yards in his 3 and a half healthy seasons at the NFL level, with 22 trips to the end zone, and at 26-years of age, he still has plenty left in the tank. That doesn't mean he's going to be gifted a job however, because Mack has played in just 7 games over the past two seasons, meaning he has to get back into game shape, but with his skills and experience, it's only a matter of time until he's back contributing at the NFL level.

The Texans are far, far away from being competitive, but if they can continue to pick up young players like Pierce to pair them with the veterans like Mack on this team, then they could be competitive in a relatively weak AFC South in just a few years.

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