Houston Texans Sign Running Back and Wide Receiver to 53-Man Roster

The Houston Texans have added a couple of familiar faces to their 53-man roster. According to NFL Insider Tom Pelissero, the team has signed wide receiver Chris Conley and running back Royce Freeman:

Conley and Freeman were both recent cuts before yesterday's 53-man roster cutdown, so the team likely only released them as a procedural move. Both players saw regular season action for the Texans last season, with Conley playing 623 snaps and Freeman 115.

Conley entered the NFL as a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015. A spectacular athlete out of Georgia, he had his best year in 2019 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he tallied a career-high 775 receiving yards. He has appeared in 100 games and turns 30 later this year.

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Freeman was drafted 71st overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2018 NFL Draft and never quite broke out for the team. He set a career-high during his rookie season with 521 rushing yards, but he has failed to so much as log a start in any season since. He was waived twice in 2021 before eventually finding his way to the Houston Texans late last season.

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