In Houston’s 28-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers in its preseason opener on Aug. 8, Dwight made three tackles while on the field for 19 defensive snaps and two special-teams plays.
But in the Texans’ 30-23 victory over the Detroit Lions in their second preseason game on Saturday, Dwight did not play, and he had not practiced this week. However, Dwight was not released with an injury designation.
The Texans still have nine players listed as defensive ends on their roster.
While at Alabama, Dwight played in 18 games without making a start. He signed with Houston as a free agent on April 28, the day after the NFL Draft ended.
Houston continues its preseason schedule against the Dallas Cowboys at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday. NFL Network will televise the game.
Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.