While Houston has been one of the quieter teams with transactions, the team announced changes to the secondary.
The Houston Gamblers Twitter account posted on Thursday that they were cutting cornerback Howard Wilson and signing former Auburn cornerback Ryan White.
Wilson was drafted by the Gamblers in the tenth round of the USFL Draft back in February. He was one of the more experienced players on the roster. The Cleveland Browns drafted him in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but never played on the field due to injuries.
White played in 31 games for the Auburn Tigers from 2010 until 2013. He recorded 83 tackles, one interception, and ten pass defelctions during that span that included a national championship.
No NFL team drafted him in 2014, but he did go to training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2014 and 2015. He never made the roster in either season, but would be on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad for half the season in 2016.
This won’t be the first time that the former Tiger has played in spring football. He was seen in the Alliance of American Football playing for the Birmingham Iron in 2019 recording 7 tackles in eight games. After the league folded, the next year he joined the XFL playing for the St. Louis BattleHawks recording four tackles in five games.
Now with Wilson out of the picture in the secondary, it remains unknown who will start for cornerbacks. Many can assume that Jamar Summers will be one of the starters given his previous success and experience in the AAF and XFL. Micah Abernathy is another one that has XFL experience and could be in the rotation to play.
White is coming in late to the picture so it is unknown if he will get much playing time right off the bat. If he picks up the defense quickly, he could see himself in the rotation sooner than expected.
The Houston Gamblers kick off their regular season on Sunday, April 17th against the Michigan Panthers at noon EST on NBC/Peacock.