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Sims-Walker to get a look-see in Houston

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Running back Justin Forsett isn’t the only veteran free-agent who’ll get a chance to catch the attention of the Houston Texans on Wednesday.  Veteran free-agent wideout Mike Sims-Walker will work out on Wednesday for the defending AFC South champions, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Sims-Walker played four games with the Rams last year before being released and returning to Jacksonville last season.  After two games back with the Jaguars, a knee injury landed him on injured reserve.

In 2009, Sims-Walker made a big splash with 63 catches for 869 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for the Jaguars.  The next season, his production dropped by 20 catches and more than 300 yards, but he added another seven touchdowns.

The Jaguars let him leave via free agency in 2011, opting not to apply a restricted free agency tender.

The Texans have needs at the position given the decision to cut Jacoby Jones and the recent knee injury sustained by Andre Johnson, which is expected to knock him out for the balance of offseason workouts.

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21 Responses to “Sims-Walker to get a look-see in Houston”
  1. butch815 says: May 28, 2012 10:49 PM

    What does this say about Andre Johnson’s surgery and /or Devier Posey and Keshan Martin as draft picks? Anything?

  2. themohel says: May 28, 2012 11:02 PM

    Yo Mike – you’ve been busting it today (like everyday), holiday notwithstanding.

    Thanks,

    A Football Junkie…

  3. juangargoyle says: May 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    Another weapon for Houston if it pans out.

  4. adambealyer says: May 28, 2012 11:50 PM

    As a Jaguars fan, this can’t be good for Houston. Mike Sims-Walker couldn’t even make it on the Jaguars and Rams rosters last season and they had the worst receiving cores in the league. If Houston is picking him up off of the street then their receiving core can’t be in good shape. And yeah, I know they have Andre Johnson lol

  5. rajbais says: May 28, 2012 11:55 PM

    Why not T.O.???

    His old position coach from San Francisco Larry Kirksey is there and if the Texans signed the worsening Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia after he underachieved in the UFL in 2010 why not give Terrell Owens a shot???

    If you need wide receivers get legitimate ones!!!

  6. plum13sec says: May 29, 2012 12:01 AM

    this guy really fell off the map

  7. thekingdave says: May 29, 2012 12:02 AM

    It doesn’t say anything, it’s May and they need a body on OTAs and camp while AJ heals up. Same thing as John Beck.

  8. starfan79 says: May 29, 2012 12:33 AM

    I think all this guy needs is a good strength coach.. He was on the verge of being awesome

  9. gbrussell says: May 29, 2012 2:52 AM

    butch815 says: May 28, 2012 10:49 PM

    What does this say about Andre Johnson’s surgery and /or Devier Posey and Keshan Martin as draft picks? Anything?

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    It doesn’t say anything necessarily. Houston only has 2 WRs on the roster who have caught an NFL pass. Adding a veteran while you give your young receivers time to develop makes sense even if AJ is fine and they like how the rookies look.

  10. kahnsbushymustache says: May 29, 2012 5:48 AM

    Unfortunately, he’s a 27-year old man with 50-year old knees… Houston better pay him only for the minutes he will stay on the field and not on the trainer’s table.

  11. mikebacker says: May 29, 2012 7:01 AM

    “they had the worst receiving cores [sic] in the league”

    Um. I was thinking the same thing but I would also throw Cleveland in there. They led the league in drops. They could be the worst.

  12. tebowedout says: May 29, 2012 7:02 AM

    adambealyer says:
    May 28, 2012 11:50 PM
    As a Jaguars fan, this can’t be good for Houston. Mike Sims-Walker couldn’t even make it on the Jaguars and Rams rosters last season and they had the worst receiving cores in the league. If Houston is picking him up off of the street then their receiving core can’t be in good shape. And yeah, I know they have Andre Johnson lol

    Given the Rams’ and Jaguars’ quarterback play last year, I’d say he deserves another shot. If he still doesn’t work out then it might be time to give it up.

  13. fernjag says: May 29, 2012 9:20 AM

    One could make the argument that Houston has the worst receiving corp in the AFC South. Especially with AJ injured. MSW was a good receiver a few years ago, but I’m not so sure about him now. Houston definitely needs some veteran help at WR

  14. billhicks666 says: May 29, 2012 11:06 AM

    I never thought I’d say this, but why NOT bring in Terrell Owens, just to see what he has left? He could be a steal, and I would think he’d be on his best behavior, given that it would likely be his last shot. If you can bring in somebody like Dwight Jones, why not Terrell Owens?

  15. dalucks says: May 29, 2012 12:38 PM

    As a Texans fan, I have to agree with the majority that the Texans should bring in Terrell Owens on a non guaranteed deal like the 49ers gave Randy Moss. Best case scenario is he still has some gas in the tank and beats out Kevin Walter for the #2 wide receiver position while worse case scenario is that he has nothing left to offer and you cut him after training camp without paying him anything.
    He is always is great shape and I think he could bring some much need punch opposite Andre. Besides, Kevin Walter’s receptions have declined the last five consecutive seasons. C’mon Texans.

  16. htown1035 says: May 29, 2012 12:58 PM

    Sorry dalucks, but the “majority” of Texans fans don’t want any part of an old, out of shape Terrell Owens. He wouldn’t even beat out Walter at this point.

  17. htown1035 says: May 29, 2012 12:59 PM

    Besides, Evan Silva reported that the reason they’re trying him out is not just because they need a veteran in camp but also because Dwight Jones quit.

  18. billhicks666 says: May 29, 2012 1:31 PM

    adambealyer says:

    “As a Jaguars fan, this can’t be good for Houston. Mike Sims-Walker couldn’t even make it on the Jaguars and Rams rosters last season and they had the worst receiving cores in the league. If Houston is picking him up off of the street then their receiving core can’t be in good shape. And yeah, I know they have Andre Johnson lol”

    Whatever helps you feel better about your own team, which I’m sure you know is garbage.

  19. dalucks says: May 29, 2012 1:37 PM

    @htown1035………..Kevin Walter’s receptions have declined for 5 straight seasons and if you read the previous responses regarding Mike Sims-Walker then you would realize the majority of the people who wrote a comment on this page would rather have Terrell Owens instead of Mike Sims-Walker and I think the Texans should sign Terrell Owens so we can find out who wins the competition between Kevin Walter and Terrell Owens for the #2 wide receiver position. They could sign Terrell to a non-guaranteed deal like the 49ers gave Randy Moss where his 2.5 million dollar contract does not become guaranteed unless Terrell wins the the #2 wide receiver position.

  20. htown1035 says: May 29, 2012 2:08 PM

    Wow, so 3 people want T.O. – great. Walter’s receptions have declined, but Kubiak loves Walter for what he brings to the team and he’s not losing his position anytime soon. Plus, no team is interested in T.O. at all, so why would the Texans even consider him? He can’t even play for an arena league team, why waste a camp spot on a guy who’ll give you next to nothing and instead bring in a guy who had a good year not too long ago as well.

  21. htown1035 says: May 29, 2012 8:55 PM

    Oh and dalucks I know you’ve been on the T.O. bandwagon now for the past 2 years, but it’s time to let it go already.

    T.O. just got cut from an arena football league team…he’s done. No way, no chance, no how.

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