Catapano was released by the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Catapano signed with the Texans a little over a week ago for the tail end of training camp. The 27-year-old brought veteran experience to the team, but he was never seen as having a legitimate chance to make the final roster with Houston boasting a stout defensive line.
Catapano signed with the Texans on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old brings a veteran presence to Houston. His roster spot still remains in limbo, but there's a chance he can earn a spot as a special teamer this season.
Catapano (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Connor Hughes of New Jersey Advanced Media reports.
Catapano missed last week's game against the Dolphins due to his knee injury, and the team has since determined that he wouldn't be able to play in the final two weeks of the season. Josh Martin and Freddie Bishop figure to see a few extra reps with Catapano absent for the final couple tilts.
Catapano (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's tilt with the Dolphins.
Catapano failed to practice all week due to an unspecified knee aliment. The linebacker sees a healthy balance of defensive and special teams snap each week which will likely be bestowed to Freddie Bishop on Saturday.
After missing the entire 2014 season with a gastrointestinal virus, Chiefs defensive end Mike Catapano was able to participate in the team's OTA on Wednesday, reports The Kansas City Star.
"Every time I step on the field now it's with purpose and with extra vigor that I never really had," Catapano said. "It feels great. I feel better than ever."
Catapano played in 15 games during his rookie season in 2013 and he totaled four tackles and one sack. He said he's ready to surpass that in 2015.
"I'm ready to show that I offer a lot to this team. I'm ready to step up in big situations and starting situations," Catapano said. "I just want to keep getting better every day… and play to the best of my abilities."
The Chiefs moved defensive end Mike Catapano, who has been out for a month with an undisclosed illness, from the reserve/non-football illness list to injured reserve, according to The Kansas City Star.
"I think that’s where we’re at," head coach Andy Reid said. "What he went through, that was a long process. So it’s better that he just steps back, gets himself back healthy and feeling good and then we go from there."
The Chiefs have announced their final round of cuts and other moves to reach the league-mandated roster of 53 players.
Among the offensive players let go are fullback Jordan Campbell, wide receivers Fred Williams and Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West.
The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke .
The Chiefs have also placed Tyler Bray and Kyle Williams on IR and Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list.
The Chiefs have announced their inactives for their Thursday preseason finale in Green Bay. Only linebacker Joe Mays (wrist) and wideout Junior Hemingway (hip) are listed as injured.
The other inactives are tackle Eric Fisher, defensive end Mike Catapano, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Tamba Hali.
The Chiefs unveiled their inactive list for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, and it features 11 players not in uniform for the game.
The players list as inactive are: defensive backs Eric Berry (heel) and Damond Smith; wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway (hip); running back Charcandrick West; offensive lineman Ryan McKee; linebackers Josh Mauga and Joe Mays (wrist); and defensive linemen Mike DeVito, Kona Schwenke and Mike Catapano.
In addition to running back Jamaal Charles, who's being held out as a precaution, the following Chiefs did not make the trip to Carolina for Sunday night's game: safety Eric Berry, defensive back Damond Smith, defensive end Mike DeVito, receiver Albert Wilson, defensive end Mike Catapano, linebacker Josh Mauga, defensive tackle Kona Schwenke and running back Joe McKnight.
Chiefs G Jeff Allen, DE Mike Catapano, DE Tyson Jackson and RB Anthony Sherman are active Week 13 against the Broncos.
All four players were able to practice in full every day this week. Jackson is dealing with an abdomen injury.
Four Chiefs are probable for the AFC West clash against the Broncos on Sunday. They are offensive linemen Jeff Allen (groin), defensive ends Tyson Jackson (abdomen) and Mike Catapano (ankle) and running back Anthony Sherman (knee).
Chiefs DE Mike Catapano, S Sanders Commings, TE Anthony Fasano, LB Derrick Johnson and RB Anthony Sherman are active Week 12 against the Chargers.
Despite struggling with injuries, all five players were able to participate in full practice each day this week. Fasano and Sherman are both dealing with knee issues.
Defensive players dominate the injury report released by the Chiefs on Friday. They are in various stages of recovery. Included is end Mike DeVito, who has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Listed as questionable on that side of the ball is end Tyson Jackson (abdomen). Fellow end Mike Catapano (ankle) is probable, as are defensive back Sanders Commings (shoulder) and linebacker Derrick Johnson (wrist).
All the Chiefs who were listed on the injury report are active for Sunday night's AFC West showdown in Denver. They include tight ends Anthony Fasano (knee, ankle) and Sean McGrath (knee), defensive end Mike Catapano (ankle), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe) and running back Anthony Sherman (knee, calf).
All the injured players were listed as probable.
The Chiefs are quite healthy as they prepare for their AFC West showdown in Denver. They list seven players on their injury report, but all are probable.
They are wide receivers Dexter McCluster (ankle) and Donnie Avery (shoulder), defensive end Mike Catapano (ankle), tight ends Sean McGrath (knee) and Anthony Fasano (knee/ankle), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe) and running back Anthony Sherman (knee/calf).
The Chiefs inactive list for Week 9 against the Bills features just one injured player, as defensive end Mike Catapano (ankle) was unable to play through his injury.
Other than him, the list is all healthy scratches for Sunday's game: Tyler Bray, Jaye Howard, Nico Johnson, Eric Kush, Bradley McDougald and Rokevious Watkins.
The Chiefs defense is in good shape in Week 9 against the Bills, as only Mike Catapano (ankle) is inactive Sunday due to injury.
Defensive backs Kendrick Lewis (ankle) and Ron Parker (toe), as well as linebacker Dezman Moses (toe) were all able to play through their injuries Sunday.
Backup defensive end Mike Catapano is likely the only injured Chiefs player that will not suit up Sunday against the Steelers. He is out with an ankle ailment.
All others on their Friday injury report are probable, including tight ends Anthony Fasano (knee/ankle) and Sean McGrath (knee), tackle Eric Fisher (knee/back), safety Kendrick Lewis (ankle), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe), defensive back Ron Parker (toe) and running back Anthony Sherman (knee/calf).
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