HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Ogbonnaya caught a touchdown pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 20-16 win over the New York Jets on Monday night.
The regular starters for both sides only played the first quarter.
Mark Sanchez looked sharp, completing 6 of 7 passes, two to Santonio Holmes. Sanchez's usual backup, Mark Brunell, did not make the trip to Houston because of a finger injury, leaving the rest of the game to seventh-round draft pick Greg McElroy, the former Alabama star.
Bills give up on LB Maybin
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills ran out of time and patience in waiting for linebacker Aaron Maybin to develop before being left with little choice but to waive the former first-round pick on Monday.
"He put so much into it, but there wasn't any appreciable improvement," coach Chan Gailey said Monday. "It was better to do it now than to do it later."
Maybin struggled keeping his weight up, which made it difficult for him to outmuscle opposing offensive linemen. He entered the NFL listed at 250 pounds, but had reported to camp last month listed at 228 pounds.
49ers considering Culpepper
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Daunte Culpepper threw passes to tight end Nate Lawrie once again, on a little bigger stage this time than during their stint together last year with the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Culpepper worked out for some 30 minutes Monday in front of the San Francisco 49ers brass -- and Lawrie called it a crisp, impressive session.
Several e-mails to Culpepper went unreturned. He acts as his own agent.