Houston Texans to Sign Former Ohio State Defensive Back Tyvis Powell

By Dan Hope on July 27, 2019 at 11:49 am
Tyvis Powell

Tyvis Powell is getting another shot to continue his career in the NFL.

The former Ohio State defensive back will sign with the Houston Texans, as first reported by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Powell, who played for the Buckeyes from 2012-15, is entering his fourth season in the NFL. He appeared in seven games with the San Francisco 49ers last season and three games with the 49ers in 2017 after playing in eight games for the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie.

He had been unsigned since becoming a free agent in March, but told Eleven Warriors in June that he had been training with an eye on continuing his NFL career.

"I'm trying to make sure that I'm prepared for that moment," Powell said. "I try to just do what the player's supposed to do ... I'm just going to make sure that whenever they need me, I'm ready. Whenever that may be."

Powell becomes the second former Ohio State defensive back to join the Texans this offseason, following former teammate Bradley Roby. The Texans' roster also currently includes former Ohio State wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and former Ohio State offensive lineman Malcolm Pridgeon, who both signed with the Texans as undrafted free agents following this year's NFL draft.

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