The Texans would be wise to check into Free Agent WR Robert Woods
By Skyler Smith
Former Rams and Titans WR Robert Woods was cut on Wednesday by Tennessee after only one season with the team when they acquired him for a 6th round pick last off-season.
Texans fans have been asking if Houston should be interested in signing the veteran WR to bring in some help at the Receiver position.
My answer? Well, why not…
Yes, I know Robert Woods is on the wrong side of 30. Yes, I know that he tore his ACL his last season with the Rams. And finally, I know that he didn’t have the best season statistically last year. But hear me out…
Robert Woods would be an excellent addition to a team that lacks talent at just about every skill position (outside of running back, you’re a beast Dameon Pierce). Although everything I listed above are definitely very real concerns, I think it’s a risk a team like the Texans should be willing to take. A 1, or even 2, year deal would make sense for Woods as well. It would give him another season of reps to show other teams he’s recovered fully from his ACL tear when he was in L.A.
Despite Woods coming off an ACL Tear the year prior, he managed to put up a 53-527-2 season with a very mediocre Ryan Tannehill at QB (and also Titans Rookie QB Malik Willis, who played not very well to say the least). I would consider that to be a solid statline for a WR over 30 years old coming off such a major injury like an ACL Tear.
And for the Texans, what is the real downside of this move? The Texans are a team that needs as much talent as possible, especially in the skill position spots if they are presumably going to draft a rookie QB in this Aprils draft. He would bring some veteran leadership to a team that also needs some more of that, while also being a very capable receiver who could be a nice WR2/3 if the Texans can go sign or draft a WR1 that they so desperately need.
Do you think the Houston Texans should consider signing Robert Woods to a short term deal? Let us know your thoughts!