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Texans Work Out Former First-Round Pick Vernon Gholston

Former first-round linebacker Vernon Gholston worked out for the Texans Tuesday. The sixth overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Ohio State by the Jets, Gholston recorded 42 tackles, but zero quarterback sacks, interceptions or forced fumbles in 45 games before he was released in August.

Gholston had a pair of assisted tackles for the Chicago Bears in the preseason, but did not make their 53-man roster.

In addition to Gholston, the Texans worked out Keyunta Dawson, Antwan Applewhite, Alex Hall, David Vobora and Cyril Obiozor on Tuesday. Each player is a potential 3-4 linebacker, and there are no reports that either received a contract offer from the Texans. The lack of a deal indicates that the linebackers working out is simply the Texans formulating their emergency list in case they take an injury hit at that position.


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