K.J. Malone, a former LSU offensive lineman, was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft.
However, it appears the former Tiger’s NFL career is over before it ever really got started.
According to the Texans, Malone — the son of NBA legend Karl Malone — has been placed on the reserve/retired list:
The @HoustonTexans claimed QB Stephen Morris off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
The team also signed T Kendall Calhoun, DE Nick Thurman and submitted the following transactions: pic.twitter.com/kpj2mcAc4w
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) May 14, 2018
According to the Houston Chronicle, Malone decided to retire after only two days in the NFL.
While that is a surprising decision, Malone has expressed interest in a career in law enforcement in the past, so perhaps he decided to give that a go full-time.
Either way, he’s no longer with the Texans, so we’ll have to see what his next move is.
Update: Malone confirmed Monday’s news on his Twitter account, as you can see below:
— KJ Malone (@Kj63Kj) May 14, 2018