Texans sign Swinton

HOUSTON-- The Houston Texans have signed former Lions and Cowboys kick returner Reggie Swinton.

Swinton, in his fifth season out of Murray State, can boast four career touchdown returns (two kickoffs, two punts) and two receiving scores. He owns a career kickoff return average of 23.9 yards on 145 returns and a career punt return average of 10.9 on 90 attempts. He also has 23 career catches for 280 yards.

Swinton was claimed by Detroit off waivers from Green Bay on 10/10/03 after the Cowboys traded him to the Packers on 9/30/03. He re-wrote the Dallas record books as a rookie in 2001, establishing single-season club records in kickoff returns (56), kickoff return yards (1,327) and combined return yards (1,741). Swinton's journey to the NFL included stints with the Arena League 2's Arkansas Twisters and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was originally signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent in 1998.

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