The Bruce Ellington world tour has taken a turn for the south. The former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, and very brief member of the New York Jets, has signed with the Houston Texans, according to Texans reporter John McClain.
The 49ers waived Ellington a week ago. A torn hamstring last year and something in OTAs and minicamp left him behind the pack. He was behind Trent Taylor on the depth chart, and it became clear pretty quickly he was not going to make the roster. After the 49ers waived him, the
Texans Jets claimed him. However, they waived him with a failed physical designation, and he became a free agent after nobody claimed him.
Whatever the injury was, it seems fine now, although the whole thing is still a little odd. But, he joins a Texans squad that is pretty strong at the top of the wide receiver depth chart, but lost Will Fuller for two to three months with a broken collarbone. Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong will split snaps opposite DeAndre Hopkins, but the Texans are looking for some extra help.
Ellington is probably a long-shot at this point in camp, but if he is healthy, he can at least offer some competition. He’s a talented player, but injuries have slowed him down every step of his NFL career. I like what he can bring to the table, so hopefully he can impress in Houston.