Texans add James Madison tight end, Dylan Stapleton

The Houston Texans will be signing rookie free agent from James Madison tight end Dylan Stapleton.

The Houston Texans will be signing James Madison tight end Dylan Stapleton to a rookie free agent contract. Stapleton is part of a small free-agent class that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting his career at Slippery Rock, Stapleton transferred to James Madison before the 2018 season. He played in all 13 games making eight starts at tight end for the Dukes  . He was able to catch 19 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown.

His best season came in 2019 when he started all 16 games catching 35 passes for 426 yards and one touchdown. He was named Second Team All-CAA tight end and VaSID First Team All-State. 

Stapleton arrives to a packed tight end group with Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, Jordan Thomas, and Kahale Warring. 

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