It's been a fairly average off-season for the Houston Texans so far in free agency.
Andre Johnson leaving the franchise has dominated the headlines, and probably with good reason seeing as the wide receiver was the embodiment of the Texans alongside J.J Watt. But the Texans have managed to bring in quarterback Brian Hoyer and Rahim Moore from the Browns and Broncos respectively
Speaking of Johnson, it seemed that the Texans had found their replacement for the star receiver in Cecil Shorts III, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But it seems that Shorts just isn't enough.
The Texans have signed wide receiver Nate Washington on a $1million, one-year deal it was revealed. Washington was an unrestricted free agent after leaving the Tennessee Titans at the end of last season.
“It meant a lot to hear their words and see their reaction toward me when I got into the building,” Washington said. “It was big.”
Washington spent six seasons with the Titans, which culminated in 40 catches for 647 yards and two touchdowns while making 11 starts for the team during the 2014 season. Washington's best season was in 2011 where he had 74 catches for 1,023 yards.
Demoted in favor of Justin Hunter early last October, the 31-year-old appeared to be a player in decline.
Washington is reportedly valued by head coaches for his reliability and leadership skills, but he doesn't contribute on special teams and receivers of that order are rarely guaranteed roster spots. Added to the fact that he was given just $30,000 of guaranteed money, it could be very possible that Washington doesn't see out the entire season.
That would especially be the case if the Texans used their 16th overall pick on a rookie receiver. And with Amari Cooper, Kevin White, Dorial Green-Beckham and Devante Parker all wideout's with immense potential, the Texans will almost certainly have the chance to bring a future star in.
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