Texans Release Veteran Wide Receiver After Signing O.J. Howard

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Houston Texans hired popular tight end O.J. Howard and will probably give him a bigger role with the team.

But in adding Howard, they have to leave someone else out—and someone who might be used to it by now.

According to Texas insider Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle,

The Texans have released wide receiver Chris Conley.

But it's not the first time they've done it — it's not even the first time this week.

The Texans actually released Conley last Tuesday before adding him back to the roster in the middle of the week.

He is now one of the rare players in Texan history to be released twice in the same week.

Last year Conley played 16 games and had 22 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns.

For his career, he has 213 receptions for 2,807 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Chris Conley was a third-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft.

He started 34 games in four seasons for the Chiefs, with 104 receptions for 1,238 yards and six touchdowns.

He also had six receptions for 42 yards and one touchdown in the 2015 NFL playoffs.

Conley then played two seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars between 2019 and 2020.

Enjoying a career-year in 2019 is appearing in all but one game.

He had 47 receptions for 775 yards and five touchdowns that year, finishing second on the team in the latter two categories.

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