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Houston Texans Sign Chandler Worthy To 53-Man Roster From Practice Squad

Ryan Griffin's injury created an opening on the Texans' 53-man roster. The Texans chose to fill it in a different way than fans may have originally thought.

That was a catch.
That was a catch.
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The roster move that was inevitable after the team decided to send Ryan Griffin to short-term injured reserve has been made. As Mark Berman reported, it's not a tight end that'll be coming to the Texans' 53-man roster before they face the Panthers this week. It is, however, someone Texans fans know.

Worthy flashed some ability as a returner during the early part of the preseason, but it was always going to be tough for him to stick on a roster that featured considerable depth at wide receiver. The question now becomes whether Worthy will get a chance to make a difference on special teams this week or in the weeks to come, should he be more than a one-week addition while the team researches its options.

UPDATE (10:59 a.m. CDT): Here's who'll replace Worthy on Houston's practice squad.

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