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Houston Texans re-sign running back Royce Freeman, wide receiver Chris Conley

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Jan 2, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Chris Conley (18) runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans re-signed running back Royce Freeman and wide receiver Chris Conley amid a flurry of moves Thursday.

The Texans also re-signed defensive back Isaac Yiadom.

Freeman made the 53-man roster but then was released Wednesday to accommodate a waiver claim. Conley and Yiadom were both released Tuesday, the deadline to pare rosters down to 53.

Also Thursday, the Texans placed linebacker Christian Harris, tight end Teagan Quitoriano and DB Tavierre Thomas on injured reserve. The trio will need to miss at least the first four games of the season. Harris and Quitoriano are rookies.

Freeman, 26, played in seven games for the Texans last season, rushing for 92 yards and catching seven passes for 62 yards. He has 1,356 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 61 career games (eight starts) for the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and Texans.

Conley, 29, caught 22 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games (10 starts) for the Texans in 2021. He has 15 career TDs in 100 games (62 starts) for the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Texans.

Yiadom, 26, appeared in 16 games (one start) for the Green Bay Packers in 2021. The Texans are his fourth team.

The Texans also signed fullback Paul Quessenberry to their practice squad. He was waived by the club Tuesday.

–Field Level Media