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2018 NFL Free Agency News: Houston Texans Re-Sign Bruce Ellington

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They brought him back.

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At first, I was all for Bruce Ellington coming back to Houston. I remembered those touchdown catches he had after the team signed him during the 2017 preseason. The synergy between him and Deshaun Watson. Those actions combined into sunny feelings of good football. The Texans remembered these good feelings too and have decided to bring Ellington back on a one-year contract. The dollar amount has yet to be announced.

But if you remove those bright spots, Ellington wasn’t very good on balance in Houston. Even when Watson was healthy and playing, Ellington averaged only seven yards an attempt and had a catch rate of 50%. Great!

The Texans needed a slot receiver. They kept the same slot receiver. I was hoping they would look elsewhere, even for another outside wideout, so they could move Will Fuller V to the slot, but they didn’t. Oh, well. Ellington was whatever last year. Let’s see what he can do in an entire year with Watson and locked into a roster spot.