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NFL Waivers: Damaris Johnson claimed by Houston Texans

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Long live Damaris Johnson.

Rich Schultz

According to a report from Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Damaris Johnson has been claimed by the Houston Texans. It's worth noting that Houston was number one in the waiver wire order.

The Eagles reportedly tried to trade Johnson, who had a decent preseason, prior to the final cuts deadline on Saturday. Philadelphia was unable to get a deal done, however, and the Eagles ended up releasing Johnson.

The former Tulsa wide receiver originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2012 NFL Draft. In 27 games played during two years with Philadelphia, Johnson finished with 21 receptions for 270 yards, 0 TD, and 3 fumbles. Johnson also returned 38 punts for 391 yards plus 1 TD and 17 kickoffs for 441 yards.

Johnson was always something of a favorite by (at least some) of the Bleeding Green Nation staff (see: myself and Dan Klausner). We've always believed in you, Damaris. Go to Houston and be great.

Johnson joins Damion Square, who was claimed by the KC Chiefs, as one of the former Eagles players released on Saturday that have since been claimed on waivers.