Texans Sign Wide Receiver to Active Roster

The Houston Texans have added depth to their wide receiver corps. The team signed wide receiver Tyron Johnson to their 53-man roster on Tuesday, putting him in line to play in Week 8's matchup with the Tennessee Titans.

Johnson last saw regular season action with the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 4. The Texans may have signed him in response to a groin injury suffered by starting wide receiver Nico Collins in Week 7. Collins exited in the fourth quarter of the team's 38-20 loss to the Raiders and did not return. He'd been a crucial pass catcher for the team to that point in the season, nabbing 18 receptions for 305 yards at an efficient 10.2 yards per target.

Johnson entered the league as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. He bounced around multiple teams in his first year and saw his first regular season action with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020. He proved to be a big play threat for the team, collecting 398 yards and 3 touchdowns at an amazing 15.3 yards per target. He has receded from the spotlight in the years since. The Texans will hope that production was no fluke. 

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