Sources: Western Michigan defensive end Marshawn Kneeland visits Texans, Colts, Vikings, Panthers, Buccaneers

Marshawn Kneeland visited AFC South champions

Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans yells to his players during their NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (Wade Payne, Copyright 2023)

HOUSTON – Western Michigan defensive end Marshawn Kneeland excelled at the Senior Bowl all-star game, recording one sack and looked comfortable at outside linebacker during practice sessions.

He reached a speed of 19.8 miles per hour, according to Next Gen Stats.

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Now, Kneeland is involved in a heavy draft schedule that includes 16 visits with NFL teams.

Kneeland visited the Texans on Monday, per a league source, and also has visited the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He recorded 57 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, 7 1/2 tackles for losses , two forced fumbles and eight quarterback hurries and was named second-team all-conference. He had three sacks, four tackles for losses, 11 tackles, one safety and a forced fumble recovered for a touchdown against Eastern Michigan.

Two seasons ago, Kneeland had 37 tackles, 10 tackles for losses and 1 1/2 sacks.

The 6-foot-3, 267-pounder was an all-state selection who had 110 tackles, 15 for losses and eight sacks as a senior.

At the NFL scouting combine, he ran a 4.75 and had a 35 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9-11 broad jump and a 4.18 short shuttle. He bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times.

Aaron Wilson is a Texans and NFL reporter for KPRC 2 and

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