In a corresponding move, the Lions have waived former 2nd-round draft pick running back Ameer Abdullah who was once projected to be an offensive force for Detroit, but has failed to live up to his potential or build off his promising rookie campaign.
Abdullah, 25, appeared in 25 games overall for Detroit, rushing for 1,251 yards and 6 touchdowns to go along with 57 receptions and 420 receiving yards.
Ellington had a career year in Houston last season, hauling in 29 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
Texans Activate D’Onta Foreman From PUP
The Houston Texans will be getting a boost to their backfield as they have officially activated running back D’Onta Foreman from the physically unable to perform list, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
In a corresponding move, the Texans have cut safety Natrell Johnson, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
Foreman tore his Achilles towards the end of last season and has spent the entire 2018 season on the PUP list. Now, Foreman will join a backfield in Houston comprised of starter Lamar Miller and primary backup Alfred Blue.
Texans Owner Bob McNair Dead At 81
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has died at the age of 81, according to an official team announcement.
McNair purchased the Texans franchise back in 1999, an expansion team, which gave the city of Houston it’s first NFL since the Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee, and became the Tennessee Titans, back in 1997.
McNair battled multiple types of cancer in recent years with his heath suffering a drastic decline this year. Our condolences to his family and the organization.
Texans Likely To Tag Jadeveon Clowney
The Houston Texans are planning to apply the franchise tag to Jadeveon Clowney in an effort to keep the defensive force in Houston for another season as they work out a long-term deal, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Confora.
The issue when it comes to tagging Clowney is which position he will be eligible to be tagged under, defensive end or linebacker. Financially, it won’t move the needle much, as being tagged as a defensive end will earn him $17 million annually, while being tagged as a linebacker will net him $15 million annually.
The Texans priority is to keep Clowney, who is one of the premier edge rushers int he NFL.
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