Houston earned another endorsement of the Dameon Pierce era. Marlon Mack, a seasoned running back, was released by the Texans on Tuesday, according to NFL Network Insider. It is noteworthy, although not altogether unexpected, that the Texans released Mack after he participated in most of their third preseason game.
The action highlighted Pierce’s position as Houston’s premier running back even more. The youngster showed excellent vision, balance, and burst through the hole, rushing for substantial gains throughout the preseason. To start the season, he is expected to be Houston’s workhorse. Rex Burkhead served as the backup during preseason play and should continue to do so, along with receiving the majority of third-down opportunities while passing.
It’s another cruel turn in Mack’s career. Last season, he played in just six games for the Colts and had 28 carries for 101 yards. Mack entered Houston this winter with a clear path to starting opportunities, but Pierce’s summer outburst rendered him useless. The 26-year-old will now go for his next chance. We hope both athletes will be successful.