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April 29, 2015

Houston Texans sign RB Chris Polk

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              Wednesday, April 29, 2015
                                    
TEXANS SIGN RB CHRIS POLK
 
HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have signed free agent RB Chris Polk, it was announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
 
Polk (5-11, 222), recorded 57 carries for 270 rushing yards (4.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns, as well as six receptions for 77 yards in 36 career regular season games played with the Philadelphia Eagles (2012-14). He also contributed with 13 kickoff returns for 348 yards (26.8 avg.), including a 102-yard touchdown return.
 
Polk was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Washington on April 29, 2012. He finished his Huskies career as the second-leading rusher all-time behind Napolean Kaufman as he eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in three consecutive seasons (2009-11). His 4,049 rushing yards included a school-record 21 100-yard games.
 
Following are the free agents the Texans signed (6):
 
QB Brian Hoyer (6-2, 215) Unrestricted free agent (Cleveland)
FS Rahim Moore (6-1, 195) Unrestricted free agent (Denver)
RB Chris Polk (5-11, 222) Free agent (Philadelphia)
WR Cecil Shorts III (6-0, 202) Unrestricted free agent (Jacksonville)
WR Nate Washington (6-1, 183) Unrestricted free agent (Tennessee)
DT Vince Wilfork (6-2, 325) Unrestricted free agent (New England)
 
Following are the free agents the Texans have re-signed (8):
 
ILB Akeem Dent (6-1, 239) Unrestricted
CB Kareem Jackson (5-10, 188) Unrestricted
WR Damaris Johnson (5-8, 175) Restricted
QB Ryan Mallett (6-6, 245) Unrestricted
T Derek Newton (6-6, 313) Unrestricted
S Eddie Pleasant (5-10, 210) Exclusive Rights
ILB Jeff Tarpinian (6-3, 240) Restricted
G Cody White (6-3, 303) Unrestricted
 
                                                                                                                                                           
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