Hamilton was signed by the Colts on Monday, the team's official site reports.
Hamilton, who dressed for three regular-season games with the Texans in 2017, hit the free agent market in June after being released by the Cardinals. The 27-year-old figures to provide depth at wide receiver throughout the remainder of the preseason while the unit deals with a handful of injuries, including a torn ACL for sixth-round pick Deon Cain.
Hamilton will be waived by the Cardinals to make room for Greg Little, who signed with the Cardinals on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Cardinals claimed Hamilton off of waivers in late March, and at the time he seemed like an option to make some noise within the context of a lackluster wide receiver group. His showing in minicamp must not have impressed the Arizona brass enough, however, as he's now set to hit the open market if unclaimed through waivers.
The Cardinals claimed Hamilton off waivers Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
A sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2013, Hamilton has seen NFL snaps the past two years. In 14 games between the Steelers and Texans, he posted 18 catches (on 34 targets) for 242 yards and two touchdowns. With just one reception at the latter locale, he was subjected to waivers and finds himself in a lacking wideout room. Behind Larry Fitzgerald, only J.J. Nelson has made a splash as a pro, meaning Hamilton will vie with Chad Williams, Carlton Agudosi, Rashad Ross and any other receivers that arrive in the desert this offseason.
The Texans released Hamilton on Wednesday.
Hamilton appeared in three games for Houston last season and registered one reception. While Houston might not be his final destination, Hamilton's size (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and relative youth (27 years old) could earn him a look from another squad during training camp.
Hamilton (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Hamilton has yet to see the field in either of the Texans' games since being promoted from the practice squad Nov. 20.
The Texans will sign Hamilton off their practice squad Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Hamilton joined the Texans' practice squad in September after spending the preseason in Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old will provide some much needed depth at wide receiver with Will Fuller (ribs) and Chris Thompson (knee) battling injuries.
Hamilton was signed to Houston's practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans are feeling the effect of injuries at wide receiver and are thin at the position. Hamilton played 11 games for the Steelers in 2016, catching 17 balls for 234 yards and two touchdowns.
Hamilton hauled in both of his targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener against the Giants.
Hamilton was responsible for this game's two longest plays, catching a 44-yard deep ball and a 28-yard touchdown from quarterback Joshua Dobbs in the second quarter. This was a good start, but he'll need to impress further if he wants to earn consistent playing time in Pittsburgh's deep receiving corps.
Hamilton will return to the Steelers on a one-year contract in 2017, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Hamilton is set to rejoin the Steelers after beginning the season as a free agent. He finished the regular season with 17 receptions for 234 yards and two touchdowns and added another score in the AFC Championship loss to the Patriots. Although he made the most of his limited opportunities, Hamilton is far from a lock to have a significant role in the upcoming season as he'll have to battle Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers, and Sammie Coates for targets behind Antonio Brown. There's also the potential added competition should the Steelers add a wide receiver in the draft.
Hamilton caught two of five targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 36-17 AFC championship loss to New England.
Hamilton's score came in the final minutes, with the outcome of the game already decided. He had another touchdown called back earlier for an illegal touch penalty after stepping out of the end zone before making the catch.
Hamilton had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.
Hamilton was targeted four times, the last being a lob pass from Landry Jones for a score to win in overtime. He finishes the regular season with 17 catches for 234 yards and two touchdowns, the first coming in Week 6 against Miami, who the Steelers will host in the Wild Card playoff game.
Hamilton caught his only target for six yards in the Steelers' 31-27 win over the Ravens on Sunday.
Despite all the wide receiver woes Pittsburgh has had this season, Hamilton can't seem to garner significant attention from Ben Roethlisberger.
Hamilton caught one pass for 21 yards in Pittsburgh's 24-20 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
Targeted just twice all game, Hamilton continues to have a minor role in the offense. Although the Ravens allow the second most touchdowns to opposing receivers, fantasy owners should not consider inserting Hamilton in their Week 16 lineup.
Hamilton caught one pass for 15 yards in the Steelers' 27-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.
That's about what you should expect from Hamilton, who is averaging less than two receptions and just 19 yards a game this season, with just one touchdown. If you're still thinking of inserting him in your fantasy lineup in Week 15, consider that he'll be facing the Bengals, who have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Hamilton recorded two receptions on three targets totaling 11 yards in Sunday's victory over the Giants.
It was his second two catch, 11 yard performance in the last three games. Hamilton now has recorded a catch in four consecutive games. However, unless he is able to pop one open, the 26-year-old does not offer much upside in fantasy circuits.
Hamilton caught three of six targets for 36 yards Sunday against the Patriots.
Hamilton saw much more attention in the passing game during his second career regular season game than he did in his first last week against the Dolphins, though his catch rate undoubtedly left something to be desired. However, with teammate Sammie Coates (finger) likely to return to full strength sooner rather than later and the Steelers on bye in Week 8, Hamilton could quickly fall off the fantasy radar.
Hamilton had two receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 30-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Hamilton, playing in his first NFL game, caught both of his targets, including a late score in what was otherwise an awful effort by Pittsburgh. If playing behind the likes of Antonio Brown, Sammie Coates and what seems like a cast of thousands isn't enough to discourage fantasy owners, the loss of Ben Roethlisberger (knee), even if only for a few weeks, should have them looking elsewhere for receiver help.
Hamilton was promoted to Pittsburgh's active roster on Saturday.
Hamilton was promoted from the practice squad as a result of injuries to the Steelers wideout corps. He'll likely be the No. 4 or No. 5 option on Sunday, and shouldn't be expected to have much of an impact on the offense.
Hamilton caught four passes for 44 yards against the Eagles on Thursday.
Targeted a team-high seven times, Hamilton also led the Steelers in receptions and yardage. Pittsburgh has several receivers trying to earn a roster spot behind Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton, and Hamilton's performance may have drawn him even with Eli Rogers (four catches for 39 yards), although they are both still behind Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
The Dolphins were awarded wide receiver Cobi Hamilton on waivers, the team announced on Saturday. Hamilton was waived by Cincinnati earlier in the week.
To make room for him on the roster, the Dolphins released rookie receiver Kai De La Cruz.