Texans Sign 10 To Futures Deals

The Houston Texans officially signed 10 players to future/reserve contract on Monday for the 2018 season.

The full list includes:

  1. CB Bryce Jones
  2. CB Dee Virgin
  3. LB Kennan Gilchrist
  4. RB Troymaine Pope
  5. DB Josh Thornton
  6. TE Zach Conque
  7. DT Marcus Hardison
  8. OT Jake Rodgers
  9. TE Jevoni Robinson
  10. G Erik Austell

Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.

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 and he eventually signed on with the Texans.

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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