Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Damaris Johnson (13) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Sunday Waiver Wire news for you Texans Fans out there, the Houston Texans pick up Damaris Johnson off waivers from the Eagles. He didn’t have a bad preseason, but the Eagles have other needs and their move is our gain. Bill O’Brien certainlyhas been very busy this weekend, while the rest of us enjoy Labor Day he’s making moves and plugging holes in the team as best he can. Keshawn Martin was pegged to return kicks, something tells me that just changed in a hurry.
This is good for the Texans as he’s an upgrade from Mike Thomas who was released today. Johnson played at Tulsa where he smashed school and NCAA records as a kick returner. However, due to his size; 5’8” and around 180lbs he was passed over by bigger named schools. He also please guilty to felony embezzlement after he made over $2,600 in purchases at a Macy’s but his girlfriend who worked there charged $14. He’s done his time, and let’s hope he learned from that serious lapse in judgment and character. The Texans haven’t shown much tolerance for misadventures off the field and Johnson has kept his nose clean since then by all accounts.
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Anyone else getting the impression we just picked up another Trindon Holliday? Small, fast return specialist with a penchant for making big plays on special teams. Only this time, the Texans actually appear to have a special teams coach that won’t waste talent. The Texans haven’t had much luck the past, 10 years or so with special teams, but there appears to be reason for serious optimism at this point. Our punter, Shane Lechler is one of the best in the league right now and if Randy Bullock can continue splitting the uprights on field goals why Texans fans might start cheering when the special teams unit hits the field. Definitely good stuff!
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