A new back in Houston: Texans claimed former Cardinals’ RB Eno Benjamin on waivers, per his agents Drew Rosenhaus and Jason Rosenhaus.
Benjamin will eventually battle Burkhead for the team's RB2 role this year and perhaps going forward. Pierce's role should be relatively safe with Benjamin maybe stealing some carries. Since Sept. 25, Pierce has had 20 or more carries four times, including 26 times vs. the Jags and 27 times vs. the Eagles. Benjamin should have more of a role in the passing game where he may cut into Burkhead's role.