Dez Bryant is a free agent that Texans should still go after
Dez Bryant is still a free agent and it does not appear that this is a scenario that will change any time soon. Bryant passed on an offer from the Baltimore Ravens and apparently does not regret it. Eventually Bryant will have to make a decision in regards to a contract. This is where the Texans come in. Houston can offer Bryant a deal that allows him to play this season and be a meaningful contributor for a playoff hopeful.
Houston can provide a situation that is beneficial to Bryant. A situation that allows Bryant favorable matchups. This is due to the presence of DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins is a premier NFL wide receiver and requires the utmost attention. Attention that Bryant saw while in Dallas and will see as a member of most other teams. Having a superstar receiver line up opposite of Bryant will be beneficial to both parties and allow the maximum amount of production from all involved.
The Texans bringing in Bryant would also help second year quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson lit up the league last year in a handful of starts and could still use some more help on the offensive side of the ball. Houston already has a relatively strong rushing attack and the beginnings of an excellent receiving group. Adding Bryant to the mix would allow both units to improve greatly.
Often times a team can swoop in at the last second and sign a veteran player to relatively inexpensive deal. The Texans can be just another team in a long line of others to accomplish this. A trio of Bryant, Hopkins and Will Fuller V for Watson to throw to would be dangerous. Just dangerous enough that Houston can contend for the division this season.