Cincinnati tight end Blake Annen visited Texans

Cincinnati tight end Blake Annen visited the Houston Texans last week, according to a league source.

He has also conducted a private workout for Philadelphia Eagles assistant tight ends coach Justin Peelle.

Annen is graded as a later-round draft target, but has intriguing athleticism.

Annen ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds and bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times with a 34-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot broad jump at his campus Pro Day workout.

The 6-foot-4, 247-pounder caught 15 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns last season and was named all-conference.

Annen replaced Travis Kelce last year after the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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