Jaguars claim Jaelen Strong off waivers from the Texans

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 03: Jaelen Strong
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 03: Jaelen Strong /

Former Houston Texans’ wide receiver Jaelen Strong has landed with a division rival.

News broke on Monday that the Houston Texans decided to waive wide receiver Jaelen Strong.

With Strong available, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to claim him off of waivers on Tuesday.

ESPN‘s Adam Schefter broke the news.

With both wide receivers Allen Robinson and Dede Westbrook now on injured reserve for the Jaguars, they needed to add a wide receiver. So why not bring in a veteran like Strong?

Strong can help the Jags game plan for the Texans since he’s familiar with their offense. That may certainly be another reason why they decided to claim him.

Strong is a talented receiver that just never panned out with the Texans. He may not have been a good fit for head coach Bill O’Brien’s offense or he’s just not cut out for the NFL.

If things work out for Strong in Jacksonville, that would be an indication that he was not a good fit for the Texans.

The Jags now have quite a few former Texans’ players on their roster.

Texans worked out a linebacker.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday that the Texans worked out former Patriots’ linebacker Jonathan Freeny.

The 28 year-old Freeny has spent time with the Chicago Rush of the AFL and the Miami Dolphins.

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