Shane Vereen burned the Texans for 83 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions and added another 41 yards and a score on seven carries to lift the Patriots to a 41-28 victory in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
Chargers waived WR Vincent Brown.
Bernard Pierce (concussion) resumed practicing Saturday.
Jets waived WR Stephen Hill.
Dolphins waived RB Daniel Thomas and RB/KR Marcus Thigpen.
Free agent OLB James Harrison has retired from the NFL after 12 seasons.
Undrafted rookie WR Corey Washington has made the Giants' 53-man roster.
Lions waived RB Mikel Leshoure.
Browns released RB Chris Ogbonnaya.
Browns released WR Nate Burleson.
Redskins waived or released RB Lache Seastrunk, RB Chris Thompson and RB Evan Royster.
Bills signed QB Kyle Orton to a one-year contract.