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Williams signed; Mathis on injured reserve


The Houston Texans have placed wide receiver Jerome Mathis on the reserve/injured list with a lower leg injury and signed wide receiver Harry Williams from the practice squad to the active roster, it was announced today.

Williams (6-2, 187) spent the last week of the 2006 season on the Texans practice squad. He spent the past spring in NFL Europa with the Amsterdam Admirals where he caught 15 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. He added one two-point reception and one special teams tackle. Williams was originally a seventh-round pick by the New York Jets in 2005, he played in one game as a rookie.

Williams finished his collegiate career with 83 receptions for 1,584 yards (19.1 avg.) and eight scores in his four years at Tuskegee. He averaged 23.8 yards per kick return on 19 returns for a total of 453 yards. He appeared in 12 games as a senior in 2004 and produced a career single-season high with 43 receptions for 678 yards and three touchdowns.

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