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 was never seen as having a legitimate chance to make the final roster with Houston boasting a stout defensive line.
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.
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