Houston Texans Release Young Wide Receiver

The Houston Texans are a very young team that have plenty of potential for the future, armed with plenty of draft picks from the Cleveland Browns, as well as young players such as Dameon Pierce and Derek Stingley, so it's a confusing move when they waive a young wide receiver with plenty of potential for the future.

That's what the team did today as they released wide receiver Tyler Johnson, who was a fifth round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2020, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay back in late August. In just two active games, Johnson wasn't able to record a catch, but with 529 yards with 2 Touchdowns on 48 catches in his career, it's clear that he can be a solid contributor to a playoff team somewhere.

The Texans will be a team to keep an eye on with the wide receiver market at the upcoming trade deadline, as they have Brandin Cooks as a very impressive trade chip, but for now, it appears the team is looking to build from within as they release Johnson, whom they acquired just months ago without seemingly getting him going within this offence.

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