Texans Claim Former Packers Wide Receiver

The talent level at the NFL has never been deeper, with each and every team in the league possessing players that could be on any roster in the league, and as such, we've seen some very interesting players get waived in recent times, with the likes of Jerry Tillery and Johnathan Abram among those. The Packers joined in on the trend this week when they released former third-round pick Amari Rodgers, and today, he was officially claimed by the Houston Texans, their second very talented claim in as many days after Eno Benjamin yesterday. 

In limited opportunities in 2022, Rodgers has just 4 catches for 50 yards, but if given an expanded role as a kick returner and as a receiver, there is a belief that he could become a solid role player for Houston, who have a good receiver group already, headlined by Nico Collins and Brandin Cooks. 

Coming out of Clemson, Rodgers was highly touted after putting up over 1,000 receiving yards in his senior year with Trevor Lawrence at Quarterback, but was taken in the third round, and while the Packers couldn't find a role for him, the speed and talent is there for a solid slot receiver going forward for a young Houston Texans team.

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