By Cody Stoots

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Texans have released 2014 third round pick Louis Nix III.

The team used a fourth and fifth round pick to move into the third round in 2014 to select Nix. He missed almost all of 2014 with various injuries.

Nix started the Texans first preseason game and said after the game he felt great being healthy but didn’t know how he did. Bill O’Brien, the day after, made the comment Nix wouldn’t be that happy when he watched back the film. He played in the other preseason games for the Texans recording few stats.

The signing of Vince Wilfork, the continued improvement of Jeoffrey Pagan, and the emergence of Christian Covington likely made Nix expendable.

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