Texans Promoting WR Cobi Hamilton, Sign RB Troymaine Pope To PS

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media is reporting that the Texans are promoting WR Cobi Hamilton to their active roster.

The Texans’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. CB Bryce Jones
  2. OLB Gimel President
  3. G David Quessenberry
  4. G Chad Slade
  5. LB LaTroy Lewis
  6. CB Dee Virgin
  7. TE MyCole Pruitt
  8. LB Kennan Gilchrist
  9. G Dorian Johnson
  10. RB Troymaine Pope

Hamilton, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bengals back 2013. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the team coming out of the preseason during his rookie season but was later signed to the team’s practice squad.

Hamilton had brief stints with the Eagles, Bengals, Dolphins and Panthers before he was signed by the Steelers last year. He was on and off of their roster in 2016 but was cut loose coming out of the preseason and later returned to the Steelers on a future/reserve contract.

However, Pittsburgh cut him loose coming out of the preseason and signed on to the Texans’ practice squad soon after.

In 2016, Hamilton appeared in 11 games for the Steelers and recorded 17 receptions for 234 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He also accumulated 83 yards as a kickoff return specialist. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 79 overall wide receiver out of 115 qualifying players.

Pope, 23, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State back in May. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

New York elected to cut Pope but he later signed on to the Seahawks’ practice squad before getting promoted to the active roster.

Seattle re-signed Pope as an exclusive rights free agent back in April but waived him in May. The Colts then signed him to a contract a month later and added him to their practice squad at the start of the season.  in June, waived him, then signed him to their practice squad in September.

Indianapolis released him from the unit a few days later.

In 2016, Pope appeared in four games for the Seahawks and rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with one reception for five yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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