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Texans Place WR Jaelen Strong On Injured Reserve, Promote CB Denzel Rice

The Houston Texans announced that they have placed WR Jaelen Strong on injured reserve and promote CB Denzel Rice to their active roster in a corresponding move.

Strong has already missed a considerable amount of time after sustaining an ankle injury during Week 8, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Strong, 22, was taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Texans. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $3.281 million rookie contract that included $820,338 guaranteed.

Strong stands to make base salaries of $525,000 (2016), $615,000 (2017), and $705,000 (2018) over the remainder of the contract.

In 2016, Strong appeared in eight games for the Texans and recorded 14 receptions for 131 yards receiving.

Rice, 23, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Coastal Carolina back in May of last year. He managed to make a 53-man roster coming out of the preseason during his rookie year but was unfortunately cut loose coming out of the preseason.

The Texans signed him to a contract shortly after working him out back in October.

In 2015, Rice appeared in four games for the Eagles but did not record a statistic.

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