HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans released center Steve McKinney, one of the franchise's original players, and re-signed punter Matt Turk on Tuesday.
Texans' offseason moves:
» TE Mark Bruener
» S Will Demps
» S Glenn Earl
» CB Jacques Reeves ( Cowboys)
» LB Chaun Thompson ( Browns)
» S Michael Boulware ( Vikings)
» LB Danny Clark ( Giants)
» DB Von Hutchins ( Falcons)
» C Steve McKinney (released)
» TE Jeb Putzier ( Seahawks)
The 32-year-old McKinney was drafted by Indianapolis in the fourth round of the 1998 draft. He's played in 144 games with 133 starts in 10 NFL seasons.
Turk played in all 16 games last season, averaging 41.7 yards per punt with a net average of 37.4, both team records. Turk also set a team record with a 44.5-yard net average in the regular-season finale against Indianapolis.
In 12 seasons, Turk has averaged 42.4 yards per punt with a net average of 37.4 yards.
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