Houston Texans release former Alabama Defensive Tackle Brandon Ivory

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Houston, TX – The Houston Texans have released defensive lineman Brandon Ivory a day after he was charged in a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.

The team announced his departure on Thursday. The 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, signed a free-agent contract with the Texans in May.

Police said Wednesday that Ivory was arrested with a second man after two people said two men busted down a door and took two Apple iPads and cash. One of the suspects was allegedly armed with an assault rifle and the other had a knife.

Ivory and the other man, who police identified as Nicholas Gerald Gibson III, were both charged with two counts of burglary.
Ivory was a two-year starter at nose tackle at Alabama. He signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in May after he wasn’t selected during the NFL draft.
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