Texans add wide receiver, offensive tackle

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The Texans bolster their roster after multiple injuries.

The Houston Texans have added two more players to their roster with training camp now in full swing.

After losing starting wide receiver Will Fuller for at least a couple of months due to a broken collarbone and fellow receiver DeAndrew White now out for some time with a groin injury, the Texans have signed wide receiver Marcus Leak.

Leak is in his second season out of the University of Maryland. He spent the 2016 season with the Indianapolis Colts where he didn’t appear in any games.

Leak stands in at 6-feet tall and weighs 210 pounds. His best season at Maryland saw him only record 23 receptions for 393 yards and two touchdowns.

In order to add depth to their offensive line, the Texans also claimed tackle Terry Poole off of waivers from the Miami Dolphins.

The 25 year-old Poole was a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 but ended up on injured reserve during his rookie season.

Poole was then waived/injured in 2016 and the Dolphins picked him up and placed him on their practice squad.

With starting left tackle Duane Brown still holding out for more money, Poole will create more competition for Chris Clark, Kendall Lamm, Breno Giacomini, Julie’n Davenport and Laurence Gibson.

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The Texans of course open up the preseason this Wednesday night against the Carolina Panthers and they will need all the bodies they can get.

I’m not sure how much Poole and Leak will play since they still need to learn Houston’s playbook.