Texans work out former Cowboys, Browns DE Joe Jackson and 3 others

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The Houston Texans are continuing to evaluate free agent talent as they gear up for their preseason opener with the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 13.

According to Aaron Wilson from the Pro Football Network, the Texans worked out defensive ends Joe Jackson and Bryan Cox along with tight ends Marcus Baugh and David Wells.

Jackson, a Dallas Cowboys 2019 fifth-round pick, also played for the Cleveland Browns from 2020-21. He was signed to their practice squad amid their playoff run earlier this year, but was not retained at the end of the season. The Carolina Panthers signed Jackson to a reserve/future contract but released him midway through organized team activities in late May.

Cox has been with the Buffalo Bills since 2020. An Achilles tear scuttled his 2021 campaign before it could begin, and he signed with the Indianapolis Colts for a month in mid-June this year before being released. Cox has also played for the Panthers from 2017-19 and also the Browns (2019).

Baugh, a former Oakland Raiders 2018 undrafted free agent, has played for NFL and other pro football teams, including Carolina (2019), Washington (2020), and most recently the Michigan Panthers of the USFL.

Wells, a Cowboys 2018 undrafted free agent from San Diego State, has spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2018-19), New England Patriots (2020-21), Atlanta Falcons (2021), Colts (2021), and Arizona Cardinals (2021).

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire