Texans add a new wide receiver

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Devin Street is an explosive wide receiver that could help the Texans.

The Houston Texans added a new wide receiver on Thursday after claiming Devin Street off of waivers from the New York Jets, according to Pro Football Talk.

The Jets dumped Street after landing former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead off of waivers this week.

The 26 year-old Street was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cowboys out of the University of Pittsburgh.

Street also played for the New England Patriots as well as the Indianapolis Colts.

Street’s best season was in 2015 when he hauled in 20 receptions for seven receptions, 114 yards and one touchdown.

For his career, Street has 10 receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown.

Street could have a hard time making the Texans’ final roster. He of course won’t take DeAndre Hopkins’ spot and I can’t see him playing ahead of Will Fuller and Braxton miller.

If Street is going to win a spot on Houston’s roster he will have to beat out the likes of Jaelan Strong and Wendall Williams as well as some other talented wide receivers.

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I expect the Texans to keep at least five wide receivers heading into the regular season. If they end up keeping six, it would certainly help Street’s chances.

All Street can do is work his tail off and hope to win a a job.

It also wouldn’t hurt Street’s cause if another wide receiver(s) on the Texans’ roster go down with an injury this summer. He could win a spot by default.

Update: The Texans have released wide receiver Shaq Hill to make room on their roster for Street.