In an offseason expected to be full of cap-saving moves, the Houston Texans parted ways with two rotational players on Tuesday.
The Texans are releasing versatile veteran offensive lineman Senio Kelemete, per the transaction wire. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted the move will create about $1.5 million in cap space. Houston also released linebacker Peter Kalambayi.
A fifth-round selection by the Cardinals in 2012, Kelemete, 30, signed a one-year extension with Houston last July after initially inking a three-year deal as a free agent in March 2018. Kelemete, who spent his rookie season in Arizona before spending the next five with the Saints, has started in 42 of his 88 career games played.
In Kalambayi's case, this will be his first foray into the free-agent market. The Stanford product was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round in 2018. He's racked up 33 tackles in 41 appearances.
Here is other news Around The NFL is monitoring on Tuesday:
- The Carolina Panthers signed offensive tackle Trent Scott to a one-year deal. Scott, an undrafted rookie in 2018, was claimed off waivers by Carolina last September. He started four games at left tackle in 2020 in place of an injured Russell Okung.
- The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday the finalization of the team's 2021 coaching staff, which included the promotion of running backs coach Thomas Brown to assistant head coach.