A few days after placing Jaelen Strong on the injured reserve, the Houston Texans have signed rookie Wendall Williams to the active roster. Williams spent time with the Texans during the off-season and heading into training camp only to be waived prior to the start of the season.
He floated around the NFL for the past few months landing some tryouts and spending time with the New York Jets practice squad. The Texans signed Williams back to the practice squad after rookie Quenton Bundrage went down during practice with a knee injury ending his season.
Williams put his name on the map with an unreal pro day which saw him run 4.19 forty-yard dash, the equivalent of 4.32 sec. on laser time. That pro day performance was enough for the Texans, who were concentrating on adding speed for the offense during the off season. Williams had some success at the University of Cumberlands, showing enough to be optimistic that he can play the position at the NFL level.
With Williams now on the active roster, the health of Braxton Miller comes into play on how the wide receiver group will be filled on game day. Williams figures to be an option for the return game and on coverage teams but a long shot to be in the mix at wide receiver.