The Texans waived or released the following players: running back William Powell, linebackers Terrance Lloyd and Lawrence Sidbury, nose tackles David Hunter and Austin Brown, cornerback Junior Mertile, guard Sam Longo and receivers Joe Adams and Alec Lemon.
The Texans signed cornerback Junior Mertile, who was cut by the Giants in May.
The Giants cut quarterback Rusty Smith and waived linebacker Allen Bradford, cornerback Junior Mertile and punter Jordan Gay.
The Giants signed defensive end Kendrick Adams, offensive tackle Steven Baker, running back Kendall Gaskins, receiver Marcus Harris and defensive backs Travis Howard, Junior Mertile, Chaz Powell and Ross Weaver to reserve/futures contracts.
The Giants announced they've re-signed running back Da'Rel Scott and parted ways with defensive end Justin Trattou. Scott caught 10 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown and averaged 3.5 yards per carry in the first four games before being cut. The Giants re-signed him due to David Wilson's neck injury. Trattou made three tackles in five games. The Giants also added cornerback Junior Mertile and linebacker Darin Drakeford to their practice squad.