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Texans cut LB Omar Gaither, WR Bryant Johnson to get to limit

Bryant Johnson

Houston Texans wide receiver Bryant Johnson warms up before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


In addition to placing fifth-round draft pick Randy Bullock on injured reserve, the Texans released veteran linebacker Omar Gaither and wide receiver Bryant Johnson to get to the 75-man limit, according to the Houston Chronicle.

They also waived sixth-round pick Nick Mondek, along with releasing the following players: center Thomas Austin, punter Brett Hartmann, receiver Mario Lewis, running back Davin Meggett, defensive end Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, fullback Derrell Smith, guard Kasey Studdard and cornerback Torri Williams.

Linebacker Darryl Sharpton was placed on physically unable to perform list. Nose tackle Sunny Harris and linebacker Greg William were waived-injured.