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Texans trying to trade Jacoby Jones

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Texans are trying to trade receiver/returner Jacoby Jones after using the 68th overall pick on Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey.

Houston is going to have a tough time finding a taker. Jones has a $3 million base salary, and he’s not of much use on offense. On special teams, Jones lost a first-quarter fumble on a punt return in January’s playoff loss to Baltimore. The turnover led to an early touchdown for the Ravens, and the Texans offense was unable to make up the difference.

Perhaps the Texans could acquire a seventh-round pick for Jones, but that’s about all they’d be able to get.

More likely, Jones looks like a player who will end up released.

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39 Responses to “Texans trying to trade Jacoby Jones”
  1. bigwinintx says: Apr 27, 2012 11:41 PM

    Thank you, God!!!!!!!

  2. talkintrashallday says: Apr 27, 2012 11:42 PM

    it’s ABOUT TIME!!

  3. drglory says: Apr 27, 2012 11:45 PM

    Oh please, no, not jacoby, talk about a total collapse of an offseason, how we will survive the powehouse which is the AFC South

  4. fijabbersman345 says: Apr 27, 2012 11:49 PM

    Maybe they should just try to trade DeVier Posey, because that pick made absolutely zero sense…

  5. dabkg says: Apr 27, 2012 11:53 PM

    About dang time! I wanted to see him get traded/released or otherwise gone 2 years ago.

  6. jhart615 says: Apr 27, 2012 11:55 PM

    What would they even get? An extra football?

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 28, 2012 12:02 AM

    hes servicable, but not 3 million

  8. obamablowz says: Apr 28, 2012 12:08 AM

    7th round pick and I’ll take him

  9. anthonytx says: Apr 28, 2012 12:12 AM

    Jones is one of the most frustrating players for us Texans fans in recent memories. He has had flashes of talent, but more often than not, he’s dropped easy passes at inopportune moments and (as Silva mentioned) he had that killer fumble vs. the Ravens in the playoffs.
    Here’s hoping Posey works out and the Texans are able to get something (a 7th-rounder, maybe?) for Jones.

  10. arrghmakeitstop says: Apr 28, 2012 12:17 AM

    I try to finagle trades like this on Madden all the time.

  11. jameslongstaffe says: Apr 28, 2012 12:22 AM

    Only a fool would give away something worth nothing. A genius would turn him

  12. jerrycola says: Apr 28, 2012 12:35 AM

    The Pats will pick him up and every NFL pundit will laud Bill Bellichick as a genius, sort of like when they did with Ocho Stinko and Fat Albert.

  13. matthewcarlson1 says: Apr 28, 2012 12:41 AM

    This dude and Jacoby Ford are “athletes” that the teams are trying to force into the lineup. Its not working out too well.

  14. chillyp says: Apr 28, 2012 12:42 AM

    Texans are joking, right?

  15. collettegazette says: Apr 28, 2012 12:50 AM

    this has Kyle Shannahan all over it..goodbye Brandon Banks

  16. oldbyrd says: Apr 28, 2012 1:16 AM

    Houston we’ve got a problem.

  17. juicedtothemax says: Apr 28, 2012 1:34 AM

    We all knew this was coming after that playoff loss, but why the hell did they wait so long. Regardless, if Lestar Jean would not have gotten hurt last pre season he would have replaced Jacoby last season.

  18. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Apr 28, 2012 1:55 AM

    nonsense, the browns have a clear need for anything at wr. Plus they have a ton of cap space.

  19. jskill3 says: Apr 28, 2012 4:43 AM

    Texans fans will be OK if that muff ends up costing him $3 mil.

  20. myleathasosoft says: Apr 28, 2012 4:59 AM

    WOW! Well, trade him for the first bucket of Gatorade available!

  21. thekingdave says: Apr 28, 2012 5:15 AM

    Might as well keep him on the roster for the season. Cutting him doesn’t really provide cap space to do anything. Fair weather Texan fans can cry about cutting him, but at this point they might as well take a flyer for one more season.

  22. brewcitybummer says: Apr 28, 2012 7:12 AM

    Ironic that on draft day a wide receiver with prototypical size, speed and leaping ability is getting dumped.

  23. mrbigass says: Apr 28, 2012 7:17 AM

    Trade for what? A bag of chips?

  24. slingingsh1t says: Apr 28, 2012 8:01 AM

    C’mon a guy that can’t run the same route twice in a row, and won’t catch the ball when he dosen’t get open isn’t worth anything?

    Where’s Al Davis when you need him?

  25. prettyboyjd says: Apr 28, 2012 8:05 AM

    Would be a good 3rd WR for the Cowboys.

  26. bettis3636 says: Apr 28, 2012 8:13 AM

    CUT HIM….Bring him to the Burgh… Just another way to score TD’s..

  27. pencilmonkeymagic says: Apr 28, 2012 8:30 AM

    He was the very gracious player who coughed up two kick returns against Seattle. Thanks Jacoby! :) (Pass, btw)

  28. htowntexan says: Apr 28, 2012 9:19 AM

    About time.

  29. dram931 says: Apr 28, 2012 9:22 AM

    They need that $3Mill base off the books to sign rookies. He didn’t step up when AJ went down and he was the best receiver on the field…probably will never do what we hoped he would. Gotta be worth at least a 5th rounder because he can return punts…usually doesn’t make the mistakes he did in the Baltimore game.

  30. armorgan67 says: Apr 28, 2012 10:41 AM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if my Redskins try and get him. I believe and someone correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t the Redskins try and get him a couple of years ago and Houston decided to keep him?

  31. ppc50 says: Apr 28, 2012 10:59 AM

    Dallas would definitely be a good spot for him. They need a fast return guy, 3rd WR, and, like Robinson, they can turn this guy into a threat. He is a lot better than Olgetree, though I want to see more from Radway and Harris this year.

  32. quadya says: Apr 28, 2012 11:33 AM

    The Dolphins need to sign him immediately

  33. southpaw77 says: Apr 28, 2012 11:38 AM

    Hi, this is the Cleveland Browns calling and we have no receivers.

  34. whatwouldlombardido says: Apr 28, 2012 1:31 PM

    Nobody should–or will–trade for this turd. He’ll be cut soon. not soon enough…

  35. billhicks666 says: Apr 28, 2012 6:51 PM

    Nobody will give anything up for Jones. Looks like the Texans will eventually cut him. By the way, what a horrendous draft! Except for Mercilus and maybe Crick, it was extremely lackluster. DeVier Posey? In the THIRD ROUND, no less???

  36. billhicks666 says: Apr 28, 2012 9:12 PM

    fijabbersman345 says:

    “Maybe they should just try to trade DeVier Posey, because that pick made absolutely zero senseā€¦”

    Completely agree with you. Posey should not have been drafted at all by the Texans, but the THIRD ROUND?? A totally wasted pick. There were so many WRs that rated higher than Posey that were available, and Posey had a lousy East-West Shrine week (I think – either that or the Senior Bowl) and a lousy combine. Have no idea what the Texans see in him.

  37. billhicks666 says: Apr 28, 2012 9:18 PM

    jerrycola says:

    “The Pats will pick him up and every NFL pundit will laud Bill Bellichick as a genius, sort of like when they did with Ocho Stinko and Fat Albert.”

    C’mon, NFL pundits don’t love Belichick that much. Besides, he did just have a MUCH better draft than the Texans did, I’m sorry to say.

  38. billhicks666 says: Apr 29, 2012 11:53 AM

    Anybody know why the Texans drafted Brandon Brooks, OG out of Miami (Ohio)? The guy doesn’t even fit into our zone-blocking scheme. The scouting report on him from Pro Football Weekly literally says the following:
    “Has heavy feet”
    “Below average athleticism”
    Since when does a team with a zone-blocking scheme draft a guy with criticisms like this? It’s like the Texans weren’t even trying half the time in the draft. Any constructive feedback from others would be appreciated, as I’m completely confused and disappointed at this point.

  39. jjkritner says: Feb 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    What a difference a year makes. Houston had a problem, but it wasn’t Jacoby Jones. :-)

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