Texans to sign player off practice squad, per report

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The Houston Texans are giving wide receiver Cobi Hamilton a promotion from the practice squad to their active roster.

The Houston Texans all of a sudden need some help at the wide receiver position with Will Fuller’s status for next Monday night’s game uncertain and Chris Thompson now banged up.

The Texans are expected to sign wide receiver Cobi Hamilton from their practice squad to their 53-man roster, according to Patrick Starr of State of the Texans.

The 27 year-old Hamilton was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals out of the University of Arkansas. He’s also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hamilton has caught 17 receptions for 234 yards and two touchdowns during his career.

Here are some highlights of Hamilton:

I wouldn’t expect Hamilton to have a role on offense. He will likely only be used on special teams, if he ends up being active next Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens.

If Fuller doesn’t return to the line up, Hamilton would likely be the Texans’ fourth receiver.

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Jaelen Strong back on the street

The Jacksonville Jaguars ended up claiming wide receiver Jaelen Strong off of waivers earlier in the season after the Texans released him earlier in the season.

Now the Jags have dumped Strong and no one put in a claim for him.

Strong wasn’t active for any games while he was with the Jaguars. It would be a big surprise if he ends up getting signed by another team. Strong hasn’t proven much at all during his time in the NFL.