Houston Texans make a couple changes at wide receiver
There was a change made at wide receiver for the Houston Texans on Wednesday, as the franchise signed Chad Beebe and released DaeSean Hamilton.
Hamilton was released after injuring his knee on Tuesday, which requires surgery per reports. Replacing him is Beebe whom the Texans signed via free agency.
The 27-year old Hamilton — who is 6’1″ and weighs 206 pounds — previously played for the Denver Broncos, and during his time on the field from 2018-20 he had 81 career receptions for 833 yards with five receiving touchdowns. Hamilton in that time frame averaged 10.3 yards per reception with Denver.
The Broncos waived Hamilton on March 8, 2022, and he was signed by Houston on March 28.
Below is a tweet from ESPN’s Field Yates about the release of Hamilton by the Texans:
Texans: Beebe will be entering his fourth NFL season, first with Houston
Beebe (5’10, 187 pounds) is 28 years old and starting his fourth NFL season, as he played collegiately at Northern Illinois. Beebe played his first three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, and in 20 games (no starts) he collected 26 receptions on 36 targets for 310 yards and two touchdowns.
In ’20 with the Vikings he had 20 receptions for 201 yards with his only two career receiving touchdowns. That season, Beebe averaged 10.1 yards per reception. For his career, Beebe is averaging 11.9 yards per reception.
The wide receiver Beebe also has 16 career punt returns for 88 yards and no touchdowns. Beebe has been on the IR twice in his career in 2019 and 2021 while with Minnesota.
It is a shame Hamilton was injured so early into his Texans career, and let’s all hope he has a full and healthy recovery as the former Penn State standout still is only 27 years old and can return to the NFL once he recovers from surgery.
As for Beebe, the Texans can possibly use him as a special teams player, but he’s going to have a tough battle ahead of him for a roster spot as the Texans are in the midst of a rebuild.
It will be interesting to see if the experience Beebe has playing in the punt return game for his previous team will help him obtain a roster spot from the Texans when the regular season arrives.