Texans add veteran WR Damiere Byrd to practice squad

The Houston Texans signed veteran wide receiver Damiere Byrd to the practice squad on Wednesday.

The move comes two days after placing wideout Noah Brown (shoulder) on season-ending injured reserve.

Byrd, 30, appeared in one game for the Atlanta Falcons this season but did not make a reception.

He has 130 catches for 1,689 yards and seven touchdowns in 76 games (28 starts) with the Carolina Panthers (2016-18), Arizona Cardinals (2019), New England Patriots (2020), Chicago Bears (2021) and Falcons.

The Texans visit the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens for an AFC divisional playoff matchup on Saturday.

Houston released defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence from the practice squad in a corresponding move.