Short a safety in the aftermath of the Jason Allen signing and Dominique Barber’s IR’ing, the Texans placed veteran cornerback Karl Paymah on the IR with a wrist injury and signed Torri Williams to the active roster from the practice squad.
Williams, a rookie out of Purdue, saw some playing time in the Texans preseason game against Arizona and played most of the fourth preseason game against the Saints. He played pretty decently against the reserves, but looked out of place against the starters. His main role will probably be special teams for the Texans.
Paymah was never seriously hurt on the injured report, so this may be a case where the team releases him with an injury settlement just so they can get to their preferred number of cornerbacks and safeties. He was also mostly a special teams player.