Texans release former Colts RB Marlon Mack

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Marlon Mack won’t get his grudge match against his old team in Week 1 after all.

According to Adam Schefter from ESPN, the Houston Texans are releasing Mack, who signed as a free agent earlier in the offseason.

Mack was part of a crowded backfield competition that featured veterans Rex Burkhead and Royce Freeman in addition to rookie standout Dameon Pierce. Pierce, the fourth-round rookie from Florida, exploded onto the scene in the preseason and likely made the decision an easy one for Houston’s coaching staff.

The sixth-year running back was coming off a season in which he fell behind Jonathan Taylor in Indianapolis and a 2020 campaign that featured a torn Achilles.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire