Houston Texans Claim Former Ohio State Cornerback Kendall Sheffield Off Waivers from Atlanta Falcons

By Dan Hope on May 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm
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Kendall Sheffield has a new NFL team.

The former Ohio State cornerback was claimed by the Houston Texans on Monday after he was waived by the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.

A fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, Sheffield spent three seasons with the Falcons. He started 20 games in his first two seasons in Atlanta, but fell down the depth chart and played only sparingly last season after missing time with an injury. The Falcons saved $2.5 million by waiving Sheffield after he received a proven performance bonus for the final year of his rookie contract.

He’ll now take that contract to Houston after the Texans claimed him. It’s a homecoming for Sheffield, who grew up in the Houston suburb of Missouri City, Texas.

Sheffield, who played for Ohio State for two seasons (2017-18), becomes the second Buckeye on the Texans’ roster, joining punter Cameron Johnston.

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