The Houston Texans, flush with cap space, finally used it to sign former San Francisco 49ers slot receiver Bruce Ellington.
Texans sign FA WR Bruce Ellington— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 11, 2017
Ellington missed all of last season with a hamstring injury. He was released by the 49ers, claimed by the Jets, released by the Jets because of a failed physical designation, and now has signed with Houston. Over his career Ellington has 19 catches on 31 targets for 215 yards, which comes out to 11.8 yards per reception. Additionally, he has returned 42 punts for 7.7 yards per return and 50 kicks for 25.6 yards per return.
Houston needed a speedy wide receiver who can run down the field with Will Fuller V out for the first few months of the season. Houston also had the worst special teams in the NFL last season and has consistently had one of the worst special teams during this decade. Ellington should be in line to return kicks as well as play in the slot.