After being cut by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Sammie Coates could soon be joining another team.
The former Auburn wide receiver worked out with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, according to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic. Coates would potentially add depth to the receiving corps and serve on special teams for the Cowboys, who are trying to lock up the NFC East title over the last few weeks of the season.
Cowboys worked out WR and special teamer Sammie Coates today according to a source. He was cut by the Texans this week. He’s played with the Browns and Steelers.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 21, 2018
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Coates in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, though he dealt with several injuries as a backup before being traded to the Cleveland Browns right before the 2017 season. He hauled in only six catches for the Browns, who released him in March.
Coates made just one catch over 12 games for the Texans this season. Over his four-year NFL career, Coates has 29 receptions for 528 yards and two touchdowns.
He was a big-play receiver at Auburn, averaging 21.4 yards per catch during his three years on The Plains. Coates — who led the Tigers in all receiving categories when they reached the BCS National Championship Game in 2013 — caught 82 balls for 1,757 yards and 13 touchdowns during his Auburn career before skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Now he’s getting another shot to make a pro roster.