Houston Texans Claim Safety Off Waivers

The Houston Texans have acquired safety Tyree Gillespie off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The move comes just a day after Gillespie was released by the Jaguars.

Originally a fourth-round pick by the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, Gillespie played in 11 games for the Raiders, but only appeared in three games with the Jaguars, mostly on special teams.

The Texans' acquisition of Gillespie suggests that they are looking to improve their special teams performance. Gillespie will join a safety group that includes Brandon Hill, as well as Jalen Pitre, Jimmie Ward, Eric Murray, M.J. Stewart, and Grayland Arnold.

For his career, Gillespie has eight total tackles across 11 games played.

It remains to be seen how Gillespie will perform with the Texans, but his experience on special teams could make him a solid asset to the team.

With a fresh start in Houston, he will have the opportunity to develop and contribute to the Texans' overall success in the upcoming season. Photo Credit:  Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports