Texans add another Clemson player to their roster

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The Houston Texans continue to add wide receivers after signing Gerome Hopper.

The Houston Texans already have five players on their roster from the University of Clemson.

So why not add another one?

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Sunday that the Texans have signed former Clemson wide receiver Gerome Hopper.

Hopper recently worked out for the Texans. I’m sure the reason they decided to sign him is due to all of the injuries their wide receivers have been suffering since training camp started a couple of weeks ago.

Hopper played with Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson at Clemson, but left the program due to personal reasons after the 2015 season.

Hopper was signed by the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason and took part in their rookie minicamp in the spring.

During his three-year collegiate career, Hopper recorded a total of 71 receptions, 779 yards and six touchdowns.

I’m not sure if we can really expect much from Hopper when it comes to producing during the regular season.  At this point it would be great for him if he’s at least able to get a spot on the Texans’ practice squad.

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Houston also just added veteran wide receiver Bruce Ellington just a few days ago with Braxton Miller, Will Fuller and others out with injuries.

The good news is that when it comes to Miller it sounds like he may not be out that much longer.

When it comes to Miller, I’m sure the Texans are being extra cautious becuase the last thing they need is for him to miss an extended period of time.

Update: The Texans have announced that they’ve signed Hopper and in order to make room for him they’ve waived wide receiver DeAndrew White.