Former Arkansas OL Dan Skipper released by Houston Texans
Former Arkansas OL Dan Skipper is looking for his third NFL team after the Houston Texans released him on Monday.
It was a short-lived stint with the Texans for Skipper after he signed with them late last month off of the New England Patriots’ practice squad. Five days later, the 6-foot-10, 325-pound former Arkansas lineman played 40 percent of the offensive plays in a 30-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Shortly after the signing, coach Bill O’Brien said, “Skip just got here. He’s a good guy, he works very hard. He’ll improve because of his work ethic. Not an easy situation to come into, but that’s pro football. I think that he did some decent things and there’s a lot to work on. Obviously, a lot of room for improvement. It’s a work in progress but he’s a hard-working guy so I think he’ll work hard to improve.”
Skipper has previous stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos.
At Arkansas from 2013-16, Skipper was a four-year starter and played in 51 games with 47 straight starts, the second-longest streak in program history, to close his career. He made 26 starts at left tackle, 13 at right tackle and eight at left guard. He was one of just six offensive linemen in program history to earn All-SEC honors twice in a career.