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Houston Texans Cut Chad Hansen

Fare thee well, Chad. We’ll always have Cincinnati.

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

There were very few bright spots in the Texans’ 2020 campaign. They stunk out loud virtually nonstop for nearly four months. It was not a fun time.

The rare positive to emerge from the muck was Chad Hansen. A fourth round pick by the Jets in 2017, Hansen was a longtime Texans practice squad player who finally made good last year. In limited action (five games) for the Texan last season, he finished with seventeen catches for 236 yards and a TD; indeed, one of those contests was a five catch, 101 yard performance against the Bengals.

Naturally, Chad Hansen has been cut.

I would have thought Hansen was precisely the kind of cheap veteran Nick Caserio would want to keep around in 2021, but Caserio apparently disagrees with my assessment. Perhaps the Texans think they have or can acquire comparable, even cheaper talent elsewhere and wanted to give Hansen a chance to catch on with another team. Perhaps Hansen finds his way back to NRG Park by training camp or at some point in the fall. For now, however, the Chad Hansen Era in Houston has come to an end.