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Wide receiver DeAndrew White returns home, signs with Houston Texans

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Should Deshaun Watson earn the starting job at quarterback for Houston, head coach Bill O’Brien and company may have just provided him with another weapon as DeAndrew White returns home. A native of Houston, Texas, the city’s proud franchise signed White to a two-year contract on Monday via NFL writer John McClain.

Before landing with the Texans, White spent 2015 in San Francisco and the last two seasons on the New England Patriots practice squad. The 6-foot, 192-pounder was a four-star prospect at the University of Alabama, prior to starting a career in the National Football League. After signing in the Crimson Tide’s 2010 class, White immediately showed signs of his capabilities with the football.

Injuries to his knee and shoulder limited him at times following his redshirt freshman year; however, he did turn in two 500-plus yard receiving campaigns in 2013 (534) and 2014 (504) as a senior. White earned two Southeastern Conference championship rings and two BCS national championship rings in his collegiate career. Despite winning a Super Bowl last season on the practice squad, he’ll have another chance to make an impact on a talented roster. 

He’s on a team headlined by DeAndre Hopskins, Jaelen Strong and Devin Street.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer foTouchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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