The Houston Texans are continuing to find ways to expand their receiving corps despite their 1-7-1 record.
According to D.J. Bien-Aime from ESPN, the Texans claimed former Green Bay Packers wideout Amari Rodgers on Wednesday.
Rodgers, 23, saw just eight special teams snaps and six offensive snaps last week in the Packers’ 31-28 overtime thriller against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Rodgers had just two punt returns for 13 yards and lost his only fumble of the game.
A former 2021 third-round pick from Clemson, Rodgers tallied eight catches for 95 yards for the Packers through 26 games, one of which he started.
As a returner, Rodgers has a 7.6 yards per punt return average and an 18.9 kickoff return average.
Packers Wire managing editor Zach Kruse says Rodgers has YAC potential and a good work ethic.
“Amari Rodgers is built like a running back, giving him YAC value with the ball in his hands,” said Kruse. The Packers tried to unlock his versatility by playing him in the slot, out wide, as a returner and even in the backfield. It didn’t work out in Green Bay but the potential remains. Everyone in the organization raved about his work ethic and value as a teammate. He’s still finding his way and identity as an NFL player, but a change of scenery and a new opportunity could be exactly what he needs at this point.”
The Texans will have plenty of opportunity as their season is more of a giant personnel evaluation as general manager Nick Caserio looks to 2023 as the key offseason to put the pieces together to complete the rebuild.