IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 30, 2018: Mini Collectable Football Helmet for the Houston Texans of the American Football Conference South.
The Houston Texans continue their practice squad musical chairs, adding RB Gerrid Doaks to the squad, and releasing FB Paul Quessenberry.
Doaks, 24, was a 7th round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2021 NFL Draft. He was part of their final round of cuts and then spent all of last season on the Dolphins’ practice squad. He was released by Miami on final cuts this year.
Doaks played his college ball at Cincinnati from 2017-2020, starting his senior year. In 2020, Doaks had 144 carries for 673 yards and 7 touchdowns in the COVID-shortened 9 game season, averaging 4.7 YPC. He also had 14 receptions for 202 yards (14.4 YPC) and 2 touchdowns. Doaks was named First Team All-AAC for his performance.
Quessenberry, 30, was a TE last season, but converted to FB this season. Originally undrafted in 2015 out of Navy, he signed in 2020 with the New England Patriots following his 5 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he was a rifle platoon and weapons platoon commander, as well as deputy director of the 1st Marine Division School. He ultimately spent a week on the Patriots practice squad before being released.
Quessenberry signed with the Texans in February 2021, was released on final cuts, and was signed to the practice squad. He made his NFL debut Week 16 vs the Chargers, logging 18 snaps in his only game appearance.
He was waived by the Texans as part of their final cuts last week, and subsequently signed to the practice squad.
Quessenberry is the younger brother of former Texans OT David Quessenberry and older brother of current Texans backup center Scott Quessenberry.