Texans add wide receiver Tyler Johnson to roster

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There is another wide receiver joining the Houston Texans for the 2022 season

A day after making many roster decisions, the Houston Texans have added a wide receiver though the waiver wire, that player being Tyler Johnson formally of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Johnson has six career starts since joining the NFL in 2020 after joining the Buccaneers as a fifth round pick. Johnson in ’20 finished with 12 catches for 169 yards with two touchdowns. In ’21 Johnson totaled 36 receptions for 360 yards with no touchdowns.

In his career Johnson has had Tom Brady as his quarterback, so going from maybe the greatest quarterback of all-time to the Texans offense could be a bit of a learning curve.

Johnson’s career-best reception is 35 yards, and his career average is 12.1 yards per reception, with his ’20 ypc being 14.1 and in ’21 that number was 10.

Texans current wide receiver roster now at five players

Though the wide receiver room of the Texans isn’t filled with superstars, the depth chart includes Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins, as both of those players will be heavily relied on in ’22. The fact is Houston needs those two wide receivers to have their best seasons yet with Davis Mills as their starting quarterback. The depth chart also includes Johnson, Chris Moore and Phillip Dorsett.

On Tuesday the Texans parted ways with Chris Conley, Drew Estrada, Jalen Camp, Johnny Johnson III, and Connor Wedington at the wide receiver position.

Things will be interesting when it comes to the wide receivers for Houston because all five of the current roster members are going to have to step up for the offense, with Cooks and Collins leading by example.

Johnson has had moderate success in his first two seasons, but with this being a whole new scene for the newly added wide receiver through waivers, all of us will just have to wait and see how all of this turns out. For now, this is a nice signing which should pay dividends at some point this season.

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