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Old 11-21-2017, 05:59 PM
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Texans awarded RB Andre Ellington off waivers


Cousins Bruce and Andre Ellington get to be on the same team.

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The Texans were awarded running back Andre Ellington off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Ellington is the cousin of Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington and a former Cardinals sixth-round draft pick from Clemson.
Not the power of Foreman but a good pass catching back....
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:45 PM
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OLB LaTroy Lewis, OLB Gimel President and G Chad Slade signed off practice squad to active roster.

Texans sign three new players to practice squad, get a one week exemption for Cushing and waive OLB Lamarr Houston.

T Chris Clark and ILB Ben Heeney placed on IR.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:23 PM
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B Ellington and Fido placed on season ending IR. They join Brennan Scarlett who was IR'ed yesterday.

TE MyCole Pruitt and WR DeAndrew White signed to the active roster from the PS. WR Devin Lucien (AZ St.) and CB Josh Thornton (So Utah) take their place.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:57 AM
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MyCole Pruitt is somebody I remember from draft research. He's a tweener TE who is almost useless as a blocker but can get deep and has good hands so he can be used as a slot receiver but may be best served as the sneaky TE you line up tight and then watch him run past the safeties.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:02 PM
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A couple of practice squad moves

12/13/2017 The Houston Texans released the following player from the practice squad: WR Devin Lucien

12/13/2017 The Houston Texans signed the following free agent to the practice squad: S Ibraheim Campbell

Campbell is 3rd year safety from Northwestern. Previously with the Browns.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:07 AM
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Week 16 moves:

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The Houston Texans signed the following three players to the active roster from the team’s practice squad:

Ibraheim Campbell S
Chunky Clements NT
David Quessenberry G

The Houston Texans signed the following free agent to the practice squad:

Zach Conque TE

The Houston Texans placed the following three players on the Reserve/Injured list:

Nick Martin C
MyCole Pruitt TE
D.J. Reader NT/DE
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:41 PM
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12/27/2017 The Houston Texans signed the following free agent to the practice squad: G Erik Austell

12/27/2017 The Houston Texans released the following player from the practice squad: G Dorian Johnson

12/27/2017 The Houston Texans placed the following player on the Reserve/Injured list: S Corey Moore

12/27/2017 The Houston Texans signed the following free agent to the active roster: QB Josh Johnson

12/26/2017 The Houston Texans signed the following free agent to the practice squad: TE Jevoni Robinson
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:10 PM
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12/26/2017 The Houston Texans signed the following free agent to the practice squad: TE Jevoni Robinson
This one is a little interesting. Robinson was a power forward at NC State and Barry. He's spent the last couple years playing basketball in Italy and hasn't played football since high school. I know the season is almost (officially) over, they've been playing out the string for a while, and he was signed to the practice squad rather than the active roster, but I wonder why they sign a guy during the season who seemingly hasn't put on pads since 2011 rather than waiting less than a week and signing him for the offseason program.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:58 PM
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This one is a little interesting. Robinson was a power forward at NC State and Barry. He's spent the last couple years playing basketball in Italy and hasn't played football since high school. I know the season is almost (officially) over, they've been playing out the string for a while, and he was signed to the practice squad rather than the active roster, but I wonder why they sign a guy during the season who seemingly hasn't put on pads since 2011 rather than waiting less than a week and signing him for the offseason program.
Dunno, just a warm body for a week of practice?

At 6'8", 225 lbs, that's one tall, skinny TE....
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:59 PM
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Dunno, just a warm body for a week of practice?

At 6'8", 225 lbs, that's one tall, skinny TE....
They only call these guys TEs because that's what they were 25 years ago. They are inline receivers. They don't block any more or any more effectively than most WRs.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:45 AM
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Dunno, just a warm body for a week of practice?

At 6'8", 225 lbs, that's one tall, skinny TE....
FWIW, he's officially listed at 6'7", 240 lbs., so maybe he's bulked up some from that Italian cuisine (and shrank an inch).

It just struck me as a little odd to use an in-season practice squad spot on a guy who can't possibly be close to being ready to play if they need him. The only mentions that I could find of him being involved in football since high school are tryouts in the last month or so with the Eagles and Bucs -- he hasn't been on another practice squad, in a training camp, in arenaball or the CFL, etc. But then again they have TEs Anderson and Malleck on the roster and Conque also on the practice squad, and are using OLs as blocking TEs.

There have been success stories with NFL teams turning basketball players with little or no college football experience into receiving TEs (Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas, etc.) so I've got no problem with giving a look to a guy with the physical traits for the position. It just seems like more something they'd do in the offseason, but I guess at this point there's not a whole lot of risk in using a practice squad spot on a potential project.
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