Time for Kevin Walter and Houston Texans to part ways
The ten year veteran Kevin Walter had a very boring season this past year after having only two touchdowns on 41 receptions. Walter has played in the NFL ten seasons for the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals and for the last six seasons has played for the Houston Texans. The Texans seem to be a team that’s just a few pieces short of a legitimate title run; one of the main pieces would be adding another playmaking receiver to compliment pro bowl receiver Andre Johnson.
The Texans tried to do just that in 2012 draft by taking two receivers, DaVier Posey in the third round and Keshawn Martin in the fourth. Both have proven their worth, Posey as a solid backup to Lestar Jean and if absolutely needed, could step up into the number two spot. Martin, on the other hand, has proven to be a solid return man but not a reliable receiver. Neither have proven to be a reliable number two that could play every game.
Houston could possibly look at trading Walter, who for the right team could be a very solid number two or for certain other teams maybe even a number one. Teams such as the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, if they part ways with Percy Harvin, are in need of a playmaking receiver.
The most likely case will be that Houston drafts a wide receiver this year. There are a few receivers in the draft this that could fit well in Houston. One aspect Houston will definitely pay attention to in this year’s group of receivers is the ability to block. Walter is one of the most seasoned receivers and is not afraid to go down field and throw a block, an attribute Houston needs to look for in the next receiver they draft. My pick for the receiver to come in and replace Walter is Terrance Williams out of Baylor. He’s a big receiver with playmaking abilities and speed. Williams is smart, a great route runner and can block effectively when needed. He’s a great target for quarterback Matt Schaub and one of the few final pieces this team needs.