Posey was waived by the Ravens on Friday.
Posey had an encouraging preseason in which the 28-year old appeared to be building a rapport with rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, but he evidently did not show well enough to secure a spot on the Raven's 53-man roster. The 2012 third-rounder will become an unrestricted free agent if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Posey brought in both of his targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 27-10 preseason win over the Dolphins on Saturday.
Posey provided a nifty 21-yard catch-and-run on a pass from Lamar Jackson early in the fourth quarter, pushing the Ravens' lead to 24-10 at the time. While encouraging, the 28-year-old's score may not be enough to vault him far enough up the depth chart to keep him on the final roster, especially given Tim White's impressive performance Saturday. Posey will get one more opportunity to make his case in next Thursday's preseason finale against the Redskins.
Posey signed a contract Tuesday with the Ravens.
A third-round pick of the Texans in 2012, Posey spent three unremarkable seasons in the NFL before washing out of the league following the 2014 campaign. The wideout has since plied his trade in the Canadian Football League the past two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, whom he helped lead to a league championship en route to claiming Grey Cup MVP honors. Now 28 years old, Posey is hopeful that his successful run in Canada will put him in better position to make an impact in the passing game in his second trial in the NFL.
The Texans traded wide receiver DeVier Posey, a third-round pick (No. 82 overall), fifth-round pick (No. 152 overall) and a seventh-round pick (No. 229 overall) to the Jets in exchange for a third-round pick (No. 70 overall) on Friday.
Posey was taken in the third round (68th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Texans and racked up only 22 catches for 272 yards and no touchdowns in his three-year run with Houston.
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.
The Texans announced their inactives for Sunday’s game against the Ravens and wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) and running back Arian Foster (hip) are active.
The following players are inactive: Tom Savage, Mike Mohamed, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Garrett Graham, DeVier Posey, Josh Aubrey and Jason Ankrah.
The Texans are 6 1/2-point underdogs.
The Texas listed wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) and running back Arian Foster (hip) as probable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Both Johnson and Foster were able to fully participate in Friday’s practice.
The following players are also listed as probable: Tyson Clabo, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, Kareem Jackson, Johnathan Joseph, Whitney Mercilus, DeVier Posey and Jeff Tarpinian .
The Texans listed Garrett Graham (ankle), Mike Mohamed (concussion), Tom Savage (knee) and Xavier Su’a-Filo (back) as out.
The Texans are 5-point underdogs.
Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey has a chance to play this Sunday against the Colts, coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday.
"Posey is mentally tough guy who's always trying to get better. He had good practice [Wednesday]," O'Brien said.
Posey has yet to be active this season and has 15 catches for 155 yards in his three seasons in Houston.
Texans quarterback Thad Lewis, wide receiver DeVier Posey, cornerback Andre Hal, safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, tight end Garrett Graham and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney were ruled inactive Week 14 at Jacksonville.
The Texans declared linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), offensive tackle Jeff Adams, defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), quarterback Thad Lewis and wideout DeVier Posey inactive for the game against the Titans.
Texans running back Arian Foster, cornerback Kareem Jackson, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, safety Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough and tackle Jeff Adams were all ruled inactive Week 12 vs. Cincinnati.
Running back Arian Foster (groin) headlines the list of inactives posted by the Texans for their Sunday game in Cleveland. Also injured and out is cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee).
The healthy scratches are defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, wideout DeVier Posey and quarterback Tom Savage.
Three linebackers are the lone injured or ailing inactives posted by the Texans for their Sunday game against Philadelphia. They are Jadeveon Clowney (illness), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Brian Cushing (knee).
The healthy scratches are wideout DeVier Posey, defensive back Darryl Morris, tackle Jeff Adams and quarterback Tom Savage.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, cornerback Darryl Morris, tackle Jeff Adams, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and safety Josh Aubrey were among the team's inactives Week 8 at Tennessee.
The Texans declared linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), quarterback Tom Savage, defensive backs Josh Aubrey, Darryl Morris (ankle) and Jumal Rolle, offensive tackle Jeff Adams and wideout DeVier Posey inactive for Monday's game at Pittsburgh.
The Texans have made QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, CB Jumal Rolle, CB Darryl Morris, S Josh Aubrey, G Brandon Brooks and LB Jadeveon Clowney inactive Week 6 against the Colts.
Clowney and Morris had already been ruled out prior to Thursday. The other five players are healthy scratches.
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Texans Week 5 at Dallas: QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, CB Darryl Morris, CB A.J. Bouye, S Eddie Pleasant, T Jeff Adams and LB Jadeveon Clowney.
The Texans have designated the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 4 matchup with the Bills: quarterback Tom Savage, safeties Shiloh Keo (calf) and Eddie Pleasant (ankle), linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), cornerback A.J. Bouye (groin), wide receiver DeVier Posey and offensive tackle Jeff Adams.
Bouye was questionable to play this week, while Keo, Pleasant and Clowney had all been previously ruled out. Running back Arian Foster (hamstring) and punter Shane Lechler (hip) are active after being listed as questionable. Wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), defensive ends Jared Crick (neck) and Tim Jamison (groin), cornerbacks Kareem Jackson (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (foot/ankle, neck), safety D.J. Swearinger (elbow, hip) and guard Ben Jones (knee) are all active for the game.
Texans tackle Jeff Adams, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, safety Shiloh Keo, defensive tackle Louis Nix, wide receiver DeVier Posey and quarterback Tom Savage were among the team's inactives Week 3 at N.Y. Giants.