The Houston Texans are making a run on defensive linemen right now, as they brought in seven DLs for workouts today, with Kyle Love easily being the most notable of the names on that list. Love was initially cut by the New England Patriots this offseason, as he was unwilling to sit out this year. Upon learning of his diabetes diagnosis, the Patriots were worried that Love would not be able to adjust quickly enough to the disease and hold up for the entire season, because it is extremely difficult for a diabetic, run-stuffing DT to maintain the necessary body weight to continue to play at a high level. Love decided that it wasn’t worth sitting out a year, so he decided to get his release from the Patriots. The Jacksonville Jaguars promptly picked him up, but he was unable to make the Jaguars roster out of training camp.
Last month, Love received workouts from two major NFC West teams in the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, but neither team was willing to sign Love to a deal. His latest opportunity is with the Houston Texans, as Howard Balzer reports the Texans are working out DaJohn Harris, Damik Safe, Kyle Moore, Sealver Siliga, Kheeston Randle, and Jerrell Powe.
Powe is a nose tackle who was released out of training camp by the Kansas City Chiefs, Moore is a DE who was cut by the Chicago Bears in late August, Harris is 6’4″, 305 pounds, and Siliga was released by the Seattle Seahawks out of training camp after being the DT sent to the Seahawks by the Denver Broncos in the John Moffitt trade.