Jaydon Mickens taking free agent visit with Houston Texans
By Jair Lopez
Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jaydon Mickens is taking a free agency visit with the Houston Texans.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver and special teams player, Jaydon Mickens, is making his rounds in free agency as an unrestricted free agent and is going to visit the Houston Texans. Jaguars decided not to offer him a tender and allowed him to test his market in free agency.
Mickens came in the league after going undrafted from the University of Washington in 2016, he spent his rookie season with the Oakland Raiders practice squad before joining the Jaguars the next season. Mickens most productive season came in 2017 when he played ten games with the Jaguars, he had six receptions for 77 receiving yards and averaged 12.8 yards per reception.
Mickens had 27 punt returns for 287 yards and averaged 10.6 yards per punt return. He had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. As a kick returner, he returned two kicks for 20 yards.
Mickens had his 2018 season cut short after suffering an ankle fracture and being placed on the injured reserve list. He was used mainly on special teams in his second season with the Jaguars, Mickens returned 12 punts for 59 yards and had six kick returns for 148 yards.
Texans currently have DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Keke Coutee, DeAndre Carter, Steven Mitchell, Vyncint Smith, Jester Weah, and Isaac Whitney under contract for the 2019 season. Mickens appeal for the Texans would be his versatility in being able to play receiver and returner on special teams.