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Texans Add CB, WR To Practice Squad

Texans sign Jalen Camp, Antonio Phillips

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans signed former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Antonio Phillips and wide receiver Jalen Camp to their practice squad on Friday.

Phillips went undrafted after undergoing a microdiscectomy procedure, but is now healthy. A four-year starter at Ball State in college, the 5-foot-11, 193-pound St. Louis native recorded 137 career tackles, eight interceptions and 26 pass breakups. Phillips' cousin is Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Markus Golden.

READ MORE: Texans finish dead last in's power rankings

Camp (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) is a former Jacksonville Jaguars sixth-round draft pick from Georgia Tech. He caught 48 passes for 808 yards and five touchdowns in 48 career games in the Yellowjackets' run-first offense.

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Camp will run scout team on the practice squad, hoping to make enough plays to get bumped up to the 53 along a talented receiving corps that includes Brandin Cooks and (when healthy) Anthony Miller. Phillips will try to wedge his way into a secondary currently led by Desmond King and Justin Reid.

Head coach David Culley and general manager Nick Caserio continue to shuffle the bottom of the Texans' 53-man roster and the 16-player practice squad, hoping to bolster personnel that will keep the team was living down to preseason projections.'s power rankings placed Houston dead last.

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Expects more roster maneuvering before the Texans open their season Sept. 12 against Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars.