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Houston cut Rountree from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Rountree is being replaced by fellow running back Gerrid Doaks on the practice squad. Last season Rountree handled a depth role in four appearances with the Chargers.
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Rountree signed a contract to join the Texans' practice squad Wednesday.
Rountree was unable to make the team out of training camp but ultimately was able to stay with the franchise. The 24-year-old will now work to earn his way onto the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Rountree was waived by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Rountree joined Houston on Aug. 18, just a few short days after being let go from the Chargers. The Missouri product is a candidate to ultimately end up on the Texans' practice squad, according to Wilson.
The Texans signed Rountree on Friday.
Rountree, who logged 13 carries for 19 yards in four games with the Chargers last season, will give the Texans some added backfield depth behind Dameon Pierce and Devin Singletary. The 2021 sixth-rounder is now in a position to compete with Mike Boone, Dare Ogunbowale and Gerrid Doaks for slotting behind Houston's top duo.
The Chargers waived Rountree on Monday.
With the 2021 sixth-rounder having been let go by the Chargers, the team's backfield is currently headed by Austin Ekeler, Joshua Kelley and Isaiah Spiller. Rountree, who recorded 13 carries for 19 yards in four games last season, will now look to catch on elsewhere as a depth RB option.
Rountree is on the outside looking in at the Chargers' 53-man roster, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Rountree projects as the odd man out if the Chargers carry three running backs entering the new season, with Austin Ekeler, Joshua Kelley and Isaiah Spiller expected to make the team. The 24-year-old made the roster out of training camp last year as the fourth back, but he was waived before the opening game of the regular season. He jumped between the practice squad and active roster throughout the season, and he seems likely to play a similar role in 2023.
The Chargers signed Rountree to a reserve/future contract Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Rountree was elevated ahead of Saturday's loss to the Jaguars in the wild-card round. He then reverted to the practice squad Monday after exclusively playing on special teams during this season-ending defeat, per the NFL's transaction log. The 23-year-old will now get another opportunity to carve out a bigger role heading into this third NFL season in 2023. Rountree has recorded 49 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown over the past two seasons with the Chargers.
Rountree was elevated from the Chargers' practice squad to the active roster Friday.
Rountree will join the Chargers for their playoff matchup against the Jaguars in the wild-card round Saturday. The running back garnered only 13 carries for 19 yards this season and likely won't have much of an impact on offense versus Jacksonville.
Rountree finished the 2022-23 season with 13 carries for 19 yards and caught both of his targets for another 14 yards.
Rountree had a quiet season, as he spent the majority of it on the practice squad and appeared in just four games. The 2021 sixth-round pick finished fifth in yards and touchdowns among all Chargers running backs, and was also the least efficient, as he averaged just 1.5 yards per carry. Rountree's production fell off from his rookie season, as he had more than double the amount of touches and yards he had this year and also found the end zone once.