John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have signed WR Bruce Ellington to a contract on Friday.
Ellington, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.694 million contract and set to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.
Unfortunately, Ellington missed the entire 2016 season after he suffered a torn hamstring during the preseason and was later placed on injured reserve.
The 49ers elected to cut him loose last week and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets. However, New York waived him with a failed physical designation the next day.
In 2015, Ellington appeared in 13 games and caught 13 passes for 153 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also contributed 665 kick return yards and 137 punt return yards that year.