Texans try to bandage DeAndre Hopkins trade with Randall Cobb signing
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with wide receiver Randall Cobb amid the DeAndre Hopkins trade.
Despite the controversy circling the Houston Texans after the trade that sent DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for an underwhelming haul, the Texans have signed Randall Cobb according to James Jones of NFL Network. He will be joining the Texans after agreeing to a three-year deal worth up to $27 million with $18.75 million guaranteed.
Cobb is a decorated receiver in the league since being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He earned recognition for his stellar 2014 season with a Pro Bowl nod and became one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets in his eight-year tenure in Green Bay. Cobb left the Packers with 470 receptions, 5,524 receiving yards, and 41 touchdown receptions.
The Dallas Cowboys signed Cobb to a one year $5 million deal for the 2019 season to help them in the slot. Cobb finished his short stint in Dallas with 55 receptions, 828 receiving yards, three touchdown receptions, and averaging a career-high 15.1 yards per reception.
Cobb, 29, is earning one last payday as he enters the tail end of his prime as an athlete at a very taxing position. His addition won’t replace Hopkins production, but he will be a solid option as the slot receiver for the Texans moving forward.
Depending on whether the Texans sign or draft any more receivers heading into next season, Deshaun Watson will have Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, and Cobb as his top three targets at wide receiver.