NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Five qualified veteran players each from the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers were named Friday for the Houston Texans' expansion draft on Feb. 18.
Last week, 27 clubs submitted their lists of players available for the
draft. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, who lost in the conference championship games, were required to submit their list of players Friday. The Super Bowl XXXVI teams, the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams, will submit their players on Feb. 5.
The players submitted were:
Philadelphia -- DB Darrel Crutchfield, DB William Hampton, T Ryan Schau, WR Gari Scott, TE Jeff Thomason. Pittsburgh -- WR Will Blackwell, G Roger Duffy, WR Troy Edwards, LB Mike Schneck, RB Jon Witman.
Also Friday, San Francisco 49ers identified defensive back John Keith as their fifth veteran player available to Houston. Keith passed a physical examination and was added to the 49ers' list.