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Texans promote WR Chandler Worthy to active roster

Aug 30, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Chandler Worthy (6) scores a touchdown while defended by New Orleans Saints cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste (23) in the second half of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Texans won, 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 30, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Chandler Worthy (6) scores a touchdown while defended by New Orleans Saints cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste (23) in the second half of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Texans won, 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans will add wide receiver Chandler Worthy to the active roster, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Worthy, an undrated rookie free agent, had been a member of Houston's practice squad after being waived at the end of training camp. He was promoted to fill the roster spot of injured tight end Ryan Griffin, who was placed on short-term injured reserve on Tuesday.

The 5-foot-9, 173-pound Worthy, who has 4.3 speed, is expected to contribute to Houston's return game. He had 1,919 total return yards, including two touchdowns during his college career at Troy.

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The Texans also signed offensive tackle Joe Treadwell to the practice squad.

(h/t Houston Chronicle)