Texans show interest in Reggie Wayne


The Houston Texans wide receiving corps has undergone some changes to say the least since the team last took the field for the 2014 season finale. The biggest change of course was letting go of long-time star Andre Johnson, who wound up with the divisional rival Indianapolis Colts.

While Houston has added Cecil Shorts, Nate Washington, Jaelen Strong and Keith Mumphery this offseason, they may not be done just yet. The team is being linked to former Colts great Reggie Wayne according to Dave Furst of ABC Indianapolis.

It would be fitting to see Wayne wind up in Houston considering the similar story between the receiver he could help replace. Both Wayne and Johnson were the top players for several years on their respective teams until their age started to catch up.

In Houston, Johnson saw young stud receiver DeAndre Hopkins take over as the most talented pass catcher on the team. In Indianapolis Wayne saw a young star break out in T.Y. Hilton.

However, Wayne is older than Johnson by a few years and nothing would be guaranteed to the 37-year old player if he did wind up as a Texan. Shorts and Washington are both younger and have much more in the tank.

Also the team has some young players in rookies Strong and Mumphery. Wayne would offer nothing to special teams, meaning he would only be valuable to Houston if he could beat out several of these younger guys and be one of the top three guys on the roster.