Houston Texans Rumors: Team to Target WR Julian Edelman?

By Andrew Fisher
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With the start of free agency just days away, chatter around the league is beginning to pick up as to where players might land. The Houston Texans are a team coming off another disappointing playoff loss, and will be looking to add a few weapons for their 2013 run.

Julian Edelman is one player that’s being talked about as a fit for the Texans. While Edelman isn’t a household name, any player that comes from a Bill Belichick offensive system, is probably worth taking a look at. He doesn’t have any eye-popping career numbers (714 yards receiving in four seasons), it’s just all about potential with Edelman (26).

People look at him and they want to see another Wes Welker – a guy who can make plays all over the field, but is especially deadly in the short passing game out of the slot. The Texans need complimentary players to go with Andre Johnson, and some are calling for Kevin Walter‘s days to be over in Houston.

Edelman seems to fit the bill for what the Texans want to do on the field, and he would be affordable at the same time. His rookie contract that’s expiring was worth $1.79 million over four years. Clearly, he’ll get a raise anywhere he signs, but a few millions dollars a year will be all it takes to ink Edelman.

Houston must do something to improve offensively, because what they had on the table in 2012, was not enough. Edelman would be a nice piece to add to the equation.


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