Darius Anderson

Houston Texans
Running Back
Houston Texans
Running Back

Darius Anderson News

Done for the season

Anderson will undergo season-ending surgery after dislocating his knee during camp Tuesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Anderson was considered a longshot to make the final roster, so this news does not impact Houston's running back depth chart. The 5-foot-11, 212-pound back has yet to record an NFL carry after spending the last two seasons on various practice squads.

Aug 10, 2022 6:00 AM EST


Charges dropped

The Harris County District Attorney's office dismissed the burglary charges against Anderson on Friday because of insufficient evidence, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

Analysis: With the charges against him dropped, Anderson can shift his focus back to trying to earn a spot on the Texans' roster. He's fighting an uphill battle in that regard in a crowded backfield led by Marlon Mack, Rex Burkhead and rookie fourth-round pick Dameon Pierce.

Aug 5, 2022 2:33 PM EST



Arrested last Friday

Anderson was arrested and charged Friday for burglary with the intent to commit assault and theft, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Anderson signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans in January after joining their practice squad last December. The 24-year old has also spent time with the Cowboys' and Colts' practice squads since going undrafted out of TCU in 2020, but he has yet to appear in an NFL game.

Jul 19, 2022 9:38 AM EST


Reaches futures deal

Anderson signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Anderson signed a practice squad deal with the Texans in mid-December while Rex Burkhead was dealing with a hip injury. However, the undrafted free agent out of TCU never saw the field for Houston.

Jan 10, 2022 1:45 PM EST


Lands practice squad spot

The Texans signed Anderson to the practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Anderson lands on the practice squad of a Texans team that will be without Rex Burkhead (hip) for Week 15. As a result, there's a chance he could see emergency reserve duties during Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville.

Dec 16, 2021 4:53 AM EST



Time up in Indy

The Colts waived Anderson on Tuesday.

Analysis: Anderson spent time on Indianapolis' practice squad last season. He even saw an opportunity to join the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement, but he wasn't called upon to take the field. The 2020 UDFA will now hope to secure an opportunity elsewhere.

Aug 17, 2021 11:08 AM EST


Signs future contract

Anderson landed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Anderson will likely serve as a depth option at running back behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines in the upcoming season. The 23-year-old is yet to see his first NFL snap, but will hopefully get the opportunity to in the 2021 campaign.

Jan 10, 2021 10:59 AM EST


Promoted as COVID replacement

Anderson was elevated from the Colts' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Anderson joins the roster as a COVID-19 replacement for Jordan Wilkins. He'll work as the No. 3 running back behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines in the wild-card round Saturday in Buffalo, but Anderson's unlikely to see significant game action barring an injury to Taylor or Hines.

Jan 8, 2021 11:52 AM EST


Gets bump from practice squad

Anderson was elevated from the Colts' practice squad Sunday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old back from TCU is slated for a potential NFL debut in the Colts' regular-season finale after Jordan Wilkins was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday afternoon. Anderson is expected to slot in as a depth option at running back behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines for Sunday's divisional tilt.

Jan 3, 2021 11:52 AM EST


Let go by Cowboys

Anderson has been waived by the Cowboys, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Anderson, who joined the team as an undrafted free agent, had been looking to secure a depth role in the team's backfield and could end up landing on Dallas' practice squad if he clears waivers.

Sep 4, 2020 12:38 PM EST


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