Departed Purdue defensive tackle Ra’Zahn Howard signed by Houston Texans
Former Purdue defensive tackle Ra’Zahn Howard has found at least a temporary home in the NFL.
The departed defensive lineman who left Purdue in May has signed with the Houston Texans after going undrafted in the NFL’s supplemental draft, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Houston Texans are signing former Purdue DT Ra'Zahn Howard, who went undrafted in today's supplemental draft, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2016
Howard was suspended by the program in January for unspecified reasons. After missing all of spring practice, Howard opted to leave Purdue. In June, he decided to enter the supplemental draft due to academic issues.
The 6-foot-3, 325-pound lineman started 10 games for the Boilermakers, recording 23 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack. His departure left a glaring void along the middle of Purdue’s front seven.
Howard never exactly met expectations at Purdue and had trouble controlling his weight, getting as heavy as 350 pounds at one point during his career.
Perhaps Howard could be a diamond in the rough for his new team.