It’s not uncommon for NFL teams to churn the bottom of their roster throughout the season, but it becomes a necessity when a team is beset by the number of injuries that have hit the Houston Texans. With the team wisely playing Will Fuller’s return from a rib injury judiciously, the need for another wide receiver on the 53-man roster was there, and the Texans opted to address the issue from within.
Texans expected to promote wide receiver Cobi Hamilton from practice squad, with Chris Thompson (knee) and Will Fuller (cracked rib) sidelined with injuries. Transaction not official yet— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 21, 2017
From Wilson’s article on on the promotion of Cobi Hamilton:
Hamilton played collegiately at Arkansas.
He's a former Cincinnati Bengals sixth-round draft pick.
Hamilton caught 17 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns last season in 11 games with eight starts for the Steelers.
A native of Texarkana, Hamilton was an All-Southeastern Conference selection at Arkansas as a senior when he caught 90 passes for 1,335 yards and five touchdowns.
With Hamilton getting the call up, that left a vacancy on Houston’s practice squad. That job was quickly filled by a running back, as Troymaine Pope joined the taxi squad.
Texans signing running back Troymaine Pope to practice squad, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 21, 2017
Again, Aaron Wilson enlightens us:
He rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries as a rookie and caught one pass for five yards.
He was most recently with the Colts.
Any reaction to this pair of moves?