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RB/KR Deji Karim @kingkarim36 has signed with the Houston #Texans…congrats to Deji, well deserved!
— Jason Bernstein (@JB_XAM) May 14, 2013
The Houston Texans have signed free agent running back Deji Karim to a deal. Karim was invited to rookie mini camp this past weekend on a tryout basis that resulted in an offer being made. He is 5-8 and 209 lbs. and in his 4th season in the NFL from Southern Illinois.
He was selected in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft (180th overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars and played last season with the Indianapolis Colts. Karim will bring a veteran in to compete for the final running back position with four free agent rookies.
In his career Karim has 98 rushing attempts for 290 yards with no touchdowns and 17 receptions for 130 yards. He has averaged over 25.9 yards a kickoff return in 86 career returns.
During the three-day stretch of camp, Karim understands the offense well and caught the ball well out of the backfield. The Texans are playing it s...
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The Houston Texans have signed free agent running back and kick returner Deji Karim.
Jason Bernstein, Karim's agent, announced the signing Tuesday on Twitter.
The 5-foot-8 Karim tried out at the Texans' rookie minicamp last weekend. He was a sixth-round pick by Jacksonville in 2010 and rushed 98 times for 290 yards in two seasons there. He also returned kickoffs and punts...
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