Coach Gary Kubiak said last week the Texans would release one of their running backs before training camp to make sure the others got enough repetitions. They didn't wait until camp.
The Texans placed veteran Ryan Moats on waivers Thursday. Moats, 27, spent the last two seasons with the Texans, starting two games last season and rushing for 390 yards and scoring four touchdowns.
Ben Tate, Arian Foster and Steve Slaton made for an already crowded backfield, so Moats was the odd man out. He'll probably catch on somewhere, but may have to climb a little to be of fantasy value.