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Houston Texans add former Cardinals running back to the mix

Texans claim Eno Benjamin off waivers. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

The Houston Texans used their top waiver wire claim this week to snatch former Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin.

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.

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Deshaun Watson will make his Cleveland Browns debut this Sunday against his former team at NRG Stadium. Watson has completed his suspension from the NFL for alleged sexual misconduct with dozens of massage therapists, and this Sunday will be the first game he has played in 700 days.

The Browns sit at 4-7 hoping Watson will be the spark the team needs to stack some wins and get into the Wild Card race. The Texans are still searching for their second win of the season, and many believe the team will be hiring another head coach come January.

With this in mind, who has the worst reputation? The Texans or Deshaun Watson?

It seems like an easy answer with Watson's legal troubles, but upon further review, the answer has to be the Texans. The Texans have hired two consecutive coaches that no other NFL team even interviewed. It seems like no quality candidates have any interest in coaching the Texans. Watson, however, had teams lining up for his services when the Texans decided to trade him.

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into this topic and make a convincing case, as crazy as it sounds, that Watson is perceived to have a better reputation.

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