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After Bill O’Brien calls him out, Jaelen Strong shapes up

Jaelen Strong


At the Texans’ rookie minicamp on May 9, coach Bill O’Brien said he needed his young players to get into better shape, and he singled out Jaelen Strong as someone who really needed work on his conditioning. Strong listened.

Strong wrote on Twitter that he weighed 231 pounds at rookie minicamp but is now down to 211.

“Time to eat,” Strong added.

It’s not exactly the healthiest thing for Strong to yo-yo from 217 pounds in February at the Combine, to 231 in May, to 211 today. But showing up to training camp will likely make O’Brien happy. On a team that lost leading receiver Andre Johnson, Strong will be expected to get plenty of playing time as a rookie. Getting into better shape will give him a better chance of making that happen.