The Houston Texans’ search for their team’s second wide receiver has brought a new face to town.
For the Houston Texans receivers, Brandin Cooks is probably the only one non-Texans fans can name off the top of their heads. However, their latest signing may change that a little bit. It was announced on Twitter today by the Texans’ official page that they have signed former Denver Broncos wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton.
Hamilton was drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 draft out of Penn State. However, in his three years with the Broncos, Hamilton struggled to get any serious production going. He has yet to eclipse 300 yards in a season, with his highest touchdown total resting at a meager two.
Whether that was due to Vic Fangio’s struggles to find an effective offensive coordinator and quarterback or Drew Lock’s struggles, Hamilton is looking for a fresh start. It’s safe to say that Davis Mills is better than Lock and should help Hamilton surpass that 300-yard receiving yards mark for the first time.
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Hamilton’s speed and footwork are great to see, but some are concerned with his drop issues. Hamilton had six drops in three seasons, with four of them coming in 2020. It’s not something that Texans fans should really worry about.
It’s just about getting him the ball, which Denver clearly struggled to do. With that being said, the battle for the WR2 spot on the roster is wide open. Between Chris Moore and Nico Collins (and potentially Danny Amendola), it’s anyone’s game.
This will be one of the interesting camp battles to watch, as well as who will be the starting safety to replace Justin Reid. Nick Caserio is going out and trying to see if some of these cheaper free agents will pay off in an effort to get Mills some weapons.
Welcome to Houston, DaeSean!