Texans waive defensive end Duke Ejiofor

Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) looks on from the sideline during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium.
Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) looks on from the sideline during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium. Photo credit Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

(SportsRadio 610) -- After two seasons of not being able to get on the field due to health reasons, defensive end Duke Ejiofor has been waived by the Houston Texans.

Ejiofor, a former Alief Taylor prospect, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Texans in 2018. He played in 12 games his rookie season, recording a sack, a fumble recovery and two quarterback hits.

In May 2019, Ejiofor suffered a season-ending torn Achilles. Then in August 2020, he suffered a torn ACL and missed his second consecutive season.

Texans first-year general manager Nick Caserio has brought in eight new defensive lineman as the team rebuilds under new leadership.