Today the Texans cut rookie defensive lineman Tim Jackson and fullback Brad Smelley. They then signed rookie tight end Chris Coyle from Arizona State. Technically, the Texans re-signed Coyle, as Coyle was initially signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Texans back in May before he was released in June. For the TE loving fans out there, that makes six on the current roster heading into camp.
TE Chris Coyle
This biography info is from the Arizona State University site:
Position: Tight End Height: 6'3" Weight: 240 Year: Graduate Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif. High School: Oaks Christian Experience: 4 Letters
ASU: Finished third on ASU’s all-time tight end receptions list with 92 career catches...His nine career touchdowns are tied for the fourth most among tight ends in school history…Ranks fifth among all tight ends in school history with 1,192 receiving yards…Played in 40 career games at tight end, starting 26 consecutive 2012-13…Two-time All-Pac-12, including First Team in 2013…Graduated with a BIS degree (Communication/Economics) in Summer 2014…Four-year letterwinner...Awarded the Frank Kush Captains Award at the 2013 team banquet.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif...one of the top tight end prospects in the nation and one of ASU's most accomplished offensive members of the 2009 class...was invited to participate in the 2009 U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio, Texas...was a key three-year contributor on offense and defense for one of the elite high school football programs in America...rated as the No. 19 tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com...rated as the No. 42 tight end in the country by Rivals.com...chose ASU over Boise State, UCLA and Washington among others...verbally committed to ASU on July 12, 2008
For those of you who enjoy highlight videos, here is a 47 second reel of the former Sun Devil:
Another tight end to compete for this new offense! Let's hope that the scouts are hard at work hunting for some talent to come in and battle for that massive void at the right tackle position as well. Weigh in below with your thoughts on these latest roster adjustments, and what chance you think Coyle will have against the likes of Graham, Griffin, Fiedorowicz and the gang.