Texans dump Jaelen Strong

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Jaelen Strong
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Jaelen Strong /

The Houston Texans are finally done with wide receiver Jaelen Strong.

The Houston Texans have had a hard time keeping their wide receivers healthy this season, but that didn’t stop them from cutting veteran Jaelen Strong on Monday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Twitter.

Strong was a big disappointment for the Texans after being taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Strong only had 28 career catches for Houston and failed to haul in any passes against the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday after missing their season-opener due to a suspension.

Sarah Barshop of ESPN reported that the Texans have been thinking about getting rid of Strong for some time now.

My guess is that due to all of the injuries that the Texans have been dealing with at the wide receiver position, they decided to hold off on releasing Strong sooner.

Due to the fact that Strong has never been able to make an impact for Houston, moving on from him isn’t a loss for them. But it would have been nice for them to have a high draft pick work out for the best.

In order to replace Strong, the Texans have signed wide receiver Andy Jones, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Jones went undrafted in 2016 and spent last year on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad.

I’m not sure how much Jones can really help the Texans on offense. He will likely only be a special teams player for them in 2017.

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