The Texans activated Froholdt from the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list.
The Texans claimed Froholdt off waivers from the Patriots, and he needed to clear COVID-19 protocols before joining the team.
The Texans claimed Froholdt off waivers from the Patriots on Monday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Froholdt will be required to pass COVID-19 testing before joining team activities, so he won't be available for Thursday's game against the Lions. The second-year lineman should begin practicing at some point next week.
The Patriots waived Froholdt on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Froholdt was let go in order to make room for Sony Michel to rejoin the active roster from IR. The 24-year-old Froholdt will be a prime candidate to land on the Patriots' practice squad, assuming he does not get claimed off waivers.
Froholdt (undisclosed), Dustin Woodard and Michel Onewu may be competing for a single roster spot in training camp, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.
Onewu and Woodard were sixth- and seventh-round picks, respectively, in April's draft, so they don't have significant roster security. Froholdt, a 2019 fourth-round pick, landed on injured reserve in early September and remained there all season, but it appears he's now healthy and looking to make his professional debut.
Froholdt (undisclosed) was placed on New England's injured reserve.
The rookie fourth-round pick will spend the entire 2019 season on IR. It remains to be seen what sort of issue Froholdt is dealing with.