The 32-year-old joined the Falcons in the 2018 offseason and proceeded to appear in 15 games (ten starts). The tight end didn’t contribute much in the passing game, finishing with nine catches for 91 yards and one touchdown. However, Paulsen did contribute as a blocker, with Pro Football Focus giving him solid grades for his pass-blocking. Ultimately, the site ranked the veteran 39th among 70 eligible tight ends.
Paulsen has had previous stints with the Redskins, Bears, and 49ers. Now, he adds a new jersey to his collection with an opportunity to catch passes from Deshaun Watson. As of this writing, the Texans have Jordan Akins, Jordan Thomas, Darren Fells, third-round pick Kahale Warring, and Jerell Adams on the 53-man roster. In the coming hours, one of those TEs will likely be displaced.