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Texans add safety Drummond to active roster, put Foster on IR

Aug 7, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Houston Texans free safety Kurtis Drummond (40) smiles prior to joint practice with the Washington Redskins as part of day eight of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 7, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Houston Texans free safety Kurtis Drummond (40) smiles prior to joint practice with the Washington Redskins as part of day eight of training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Undrafted free agent Kurtis Drummond had 12 career interceptions at Michigan State.

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The Houston Texans promoted rookie safety Kurtis Drummond to the active roster on Tuesday, taking the spot of running back Arian Foster, who was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.

Drummond, an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State, had been on the practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster in training camp. He played in three preseason games for Houston, recording eight tackles and an interception.

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Per Araron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Foster is set to undergo surgery, with his recovery expected to take six to nine months. The Pro Bowl running back was injured in last Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.

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