After signing a two-year deal last August, fullback Lawrence Vickers is on his way out in Houston. Pro Football Talk reports that Vickers has been released by the Houston Texans. He was brought in last season as a replacement for Vonta Leach, who left the team in free agency.
Vickers now hits free agency, which starts at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday afternoon.
The Texans running game will look different next year with the release of Vickers and, on Monday night, the surprise release of right tackle Eric Winston. Houston was one of the top running games in the league last year. The Texans will probably find someone younger and cheaper to block for Arian Foster next year. Vickers' loss shouldn't be a significant one.
Vickers was originally a sixth round pick in the 2006 NFL draft. He spent five years in Cleveland before joining the Texans prior to last season.