Texans to cut Andy Jones, promote Chris Thompson, per report

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The Houston Texans are making some roster moves at the wide receiver position.

Well that was quick.

The Houston Texans have released wide receiver Andy Jones, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

"The Texans cut wide receiver Andy Jones, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly."

Jones was just claimed off of waivers by the Texans on September 18th.

You also have to figure with wide receiver Will Fuller expected to be ready to possibly play for the first time this season after suffering a broken collarbone back in early August, Houston no longer needs Jones.

As long as Jones clears waivers, the Texans could decide to place him on their practice squad. That’s of course if they want to keep him around in order to develop him as a receiver that could possibly help them down the road.

Then again Wilson says the Texans are expected to promote wide receiver Chris Thompson from their practice squad to their 53-man roster. He went undrafted out of the University of Florida. Thompson only caught nine passes for 78 yards during his college career.

Thompson did return 16 kicks for 355 yards as well with the Gators.

Thompson must have been showing the Texans something during practice that made them believe he’s more valuable than Jones.

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