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Texans claim Tyler Johnson off waivers: Houston adds much-needed depth by bringing in former Buccaneers WR


The Houston Texans saved simply 4 extensive receivers on their 53-man roster, which led many to imagine they’d declare a wideout off of waivers. On Wednesday, Houston claimed only one participant as all groups went via the waiver wire course of, and that participant was former Tampa Bay Buccaneers extensive receiver Tyler Johnson

Whereas Johnson was a casualty of the 53-man roster deadline, he’s seen by many as a younger wideout with potential who obtained pushed down a loaded depth chart that features Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Russell Gage and Julio Jones.

The Minnesota product was initially chosen by the Buccaneers within the fifth spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft. Johnson was named first-team All-Massive Ten in each of his closing two collegiate seasons after placing up over 1,100 receiving yards in each campaigns. He caught 12 touchdowns as a junior and 13 as a senior. In 31 profession NFL games with six begins, Johnson has caught 48 passes for 529 yards and two touchdowns. His greatest outing got here final yr towards the New Orleans Saints on Halloween, as he caught 5 passes for 65 yards. 

The 24-year-old joins a large receiver room comprised of Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore. He ought to be capable to compete instantly for enjoying time. 

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