Wide receiver Robert Woods has signed a contract with the Houston Texans.
According to sources, the Texans signed Woods to a two-year, $15.25 million contract with a fully guaranteed $10 million. The agreement’s maximum potential is $17 million.
For the Tennessee Titans during the previous season, Woods caught 53 passes for 527 yards and two touchdowns. He was acquired by the Titans in March 2022 by the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
Woods, 30, was let go on February 22 to help the Titans get under the salary cap. This makes him eligible for any team to sign him before free agency starts next week.
Preceding playing for the Titans, Woods experienced a leg tendon tear in November 2021 and worked his direction back from the injury to play in every one of the 17 games last season.
Woods has been a pro for ten years and has played for the Titans, Rams, and Buffalo Bills. In his career, he has caught 623 passes for 7,604 yards and 37 touchdowns. He has two seasons with the Rams in which he has more than 1,000 receiving yards, in 2018 and 2019.
If the Texans decide to trade wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who requested a trade at the deadline last season, the signing provides them with a potential replacement. Cooks still prefers to be traded. He finished the season as the Texans’ leading receiver with 669 yards.
At the NFL scouting combine last week, Texans coach DeMeco Ryans and general manager Nick Caserio talked about Cooks’ future.
“I’d say we’re kind of in the team-building process here,” Caserio said. “Every player, every individual situation we’ll look at it. Then, ultimately we’ll do what feels best for the team and the organization moving forward.”
Cooks’ guaranteed $18 million salary is the problem for a possible trade. However, Ryans has spoken with Cooks and stated that she “would love to work with him.”
“I have spoken to Brandin, and that process will have to play itself out,” Ryans said. “We’ll do what’s best for our team.”Topics #Houston Texans #Robert Woods