Texans sign wide receiver Bruce Ellington

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Bruce Ellington will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the Houston Texans.

With injuries still pouring in, the Houston Texans have signed former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington, according to the Houston Chronicle.

With Will Fuller (collarbone), Braxton Miller (undisclosed) and DeAndrew White (groin) all out the Texans had to add another body.

Ellington was a standout wide receiver at the University of South Carolina, but has had a hard time adjusting to the NFL. He was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The 5-foot-9, 197 pound Ellington only recorded 19 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns during his first two NFL seasons in the Bay Area.

Ellington spent last season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

After being waived by the 49ers earlier this month the New York Jets actually claimed him, but then released him after he ended failing his physical.

Ellington better take advantage of his opportunity with the Texans because it could be his last.

Former Texans’ running back, signs with rival.

Former Texans’ running back Jonathan Grimes ended up getting signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday after they released offensive lineman Branden Albert.

It’s nice to see Grimes get another chance. He was a solid back for Houston.

When it comes to Albert, I wonder if the Texans would be interested in signing him now that he’s on the open market.  They could use some help along the offensive line with left tackle Duane Brown still holding out.

The only question is whether or not Albert still wants to play after recently announcing his retirement and then deciding to come back since he would have been required to pay back some of his salary to the Jaguars.