William Powell RB DET 4 Months

Powell was among the Texans' roster cuts Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Powell will try to catch on elsewhere as a depth back, but with the with the Texans he slotted behind Arian Foster, Alfred Blue and Ronnie Brown in the team's backfield mix.

William Powell RB DET 4 Months

Powell had six carries for 17 yards and caught one pass for four yards in Saturday night's preseason win over Atlanta.

Powell was brought into camp after Houston's shake up of the running back corps earlier this week. He saw all of his action in the fourth quarter.

William Powell RB DET 5 Months

Powell signed a two-year deal with the Texans on Monday, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

Powell last saw time in the NFL in 2012, when he gained 217 yards on 60 carries for the Cardinals. He'll now attempt to compete for a backup role in Houston, and will have to fight off both Jonathan Grimes and rookie Alfred Blue if he's going to earn meaningful snaps. Following Monday's release of Andre Brown, the Texans worked out several suitors in search of more running back depth, and Powell will serve as one potential solution.

William Powell RB DET May 06 '79

Eagles waived/failed physical RB William Powell.

Powell was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals on Wednesday. He was never a realistic candidate for a roster spot with the Eagles and will look to continue his career elsewhere.

William Powell RB DET May 04 '79

Eagles claimed RB William Powell off waivers from the Cardinals and waived WR/PR Nick Miller.

Philadelphia is building a large stable of tailbacks as it gears up for Chip Kelly's run-dominated offense. They've already got LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Felix Jones, Chris Polk, and Matthew Tucker. Powell will be extremely stretched for a roster spot, however, and is likely only around for insurance.

William Powell RB DET May 03 '79

Cardinals waived RB William Powell.

Powell, 25, didn't stand a chance of making the 53-man roster after the Cardinals added Rashard Mendenhall, Andre Ellington, and Stepfan Taylor to the backfield mix. Powell appeared in 13 games last season, starting one, and ran for 217 yards on 60 carries behind the worst offensive line in the sport.

William Powell RB DET Jan 10 '79

Cardinals re-signed exclusive rights free agent RB William Powell to a one-year, $480,000 contract.

Powell, 35, appeared in 13 games for the Cardinals last season, starting one contest. The former Kansas State Wildcat rushed for 217 yards on 60 carries, while also reeling in 19 passes for 132 yards. Powell also returned kicks. He'll battle for a roster spot behind Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams this summer.

William Powell RB DET Dec 18 '78

Cardinals tendered exclusive rights free agent RBs William Powell and Alfonso Smith.

Powell was part of the merry-go-round at running back for the Cardinals last season, starting one game. He rushed for just 217 yards on 60 carries, though, and was typically relegated to handling just kick return duties. Smith is a special teams player. Both players will be fighting for roster spots under a new staff.

William Powell RB DET Sep 20 '78

William Powell rushed five times for 20 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Cardinals' Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.

Powell started off behind Beanie Wells, but quickly came on for more and more reps as the game got out of hand. He did played ahead of LaRod Stephens-Howling (three touches, seven yards). There's not a single Cardinals skill player worth using against the Lions in Week 15.

William Powell RB DET Sep 06 '78

William Powell rushed three times for 11 yards in Arizona's Week 12 loss to the Rams, adding six catches for 63 yards.

With La'Rod Stephens-Howling (ribs) AWOL after the game's opening minutes, Powell operated as the Cardinals' third-down and change-of-pace back. The 74 yards from scrimmage were a season high, though Powell benefitted from the checkdowns of overwhelmed rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. Even if LSH isn't ready for Week 13, Powell isn't worth re-adding in fantasy leagues.