Houston Texans To Release Veteran Linebacker

The Houston Texans have reportedly made the decision to release linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin at the start of the upcoming league year, according to KPRC 2 Houston's Aaron Wilson.

Reeves-Maybin had been signed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract by the Texans during free agency last year but played in a backup role in the 2022 season, contributing 15 tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Texans' decision to release Reeves-Maybin will result in a $3.5 million cap savings next season, but the team will also absorb a $2 million dead cap hit. Reeves-Maybin's removal from the roster is expected to take place when the league year begins on March 15.

Over his six-year career, the 28-year-old has recorded 187 total tackles, 0.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six passes defended across 87 games. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports