March 24, 2018

Texans Sign Deji Karim


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 safe bringing in a veteran running back just in case a rookie can’t take over the position by camps end.


This was Karim’s highlight of the 2012 season at the Texans expense.

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