Houston Texans add former Cardinals running back to the mix
The Houston Texans used their top waiver wire claim this week to snatch former Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin.
The #Texans have claimed former #AZCardinals RB Eno Benjamin, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2022
Benjamin reportedly wasn't happy with his lack of playing time, so the team decided to cut ties with the former 7th round pick out of Arizona State.
Benjamin did a decent job filling in while the Cardinals dealt with some injuries at the running back position, but his playing time dwindled after James Connor returned from injury. Hopefully, Benjamin doesn't voice displeasure with the Texans about his playing time, but watching Rex Burkhead get more snaps than him could create another issue.
The Texans have received a lot of criticism for their head-scratching faith in Burkhead this season. Maybe Benjamin's ability to catch the football will finally give the Texans a RB with some juice to take the pass-catching role away from Burkhead. Fingers crossed!
Benjamin started three games this year and recorded 299 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and 184 receiving yards on 24 catches.