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Texans invite Sims-Walker to minicamp

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He wasn’t signed after a recent workout, but he’ll get a second chance to make a first impression.

Or something.

Veteran receiver Mike Sims-Walker will participate in the Texans’ mandatory minicamp on a tryout basis, according to Terrance Harris of SportsRadio 610 in Houston.

He looked pretty good,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday.  “Obviously jumping out here in this heat we are having right now is pretty tough.  Thought he did some pretty good things but we will go back and look at the tape and all the periods and see how he did.  It gives us three days to evaluate.”

The Texans have only two receivers who have ever played in a regular-season NFL game:  Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter.

The Texans kicked Sims-Walker’s tired on May 30, the same day they looked at running back Justin Forsett, who has since signed with the team.

Sims-Walker had a solid season for the Jags in 2009, but they opted not to apply a restricted free agency tender to him in 2011.  He signed with the Rams, eventually was cut, returned to the Jaguars, and landed on injured reserve.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Sims-Walker said of his debut, via comments distributed by the team.  “I haven’t played football since we played here [with] Jacksonville in October.  I’m just trying to knock this rust off.  It’s easy to go out here and train by yourself but you’ve got two or three guys in front of you and there’s different movements and different cuts, so I’m just trying to get adjusted.”

The Texans also are looking at veteran fullback Moran Norris, who would help replace the man who was “shocked” to be dumped earlier this year.

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7 Responses to “Texans invite Sims-Walker to minicamp”
  1. dalucks says: Jun 12, 2012 2:13 PM

    As a Texans fan, I hope Mike Sims-Walker signs with another team other than the Texans. Terrell Owens is a better player than Mike Sims-Walker. C’mon Texans, I am starting to think they want to be 8-8 this year after signing John Beck and inviting Mike Sims-Walker to minicamp.
    Why not give Terrell Owens a non guaranteed contract like the 49ers gave Randy Moss to see if he can still play? Mike Sims-Walker was terrible on the two worst passing teams in the NFL last season.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 12, 2012 2:13 PM

    First workout was to test Sims, now they will look at Walker.

  3. cletusvandam says: Jun 12, 2012 2:21 PM

    Mike Sims-Walker, Antonio Bryant, David Anderson. All these really bad WR’s getting try outs and Terrell Owens can’t even get a phone call. At this point he must realize it’s over right?

  4. texansdude says: Jun 12, 2012 2:28 PM

    “cletusvandam says:
    Jun 12, 2012 2:21 PM
    Terrell Owens can’t even get a phone call. At this point he must realize it’s over right?”

    I give him credit for knowing it’s over more than these Texans “fans” who keep saying he should be signed. Never gonna happen, guys. LET IT GO!

  5. gotcaughtcheating says: Jun 12, 2012 2:35 PM

    This guy was such a bust, stunned the Ravens didn’t draft him.

  6. chrisbntx says: Jun 12, 2012 2:44 PM

    Please stop mentioning T.O. people. He was recently cut by a semi-pro team. Something tells me he is not a legit NFL WR anymore.

  7. htown1035 says: Jun 12, 2012 2:45 PM

    dalucks, why would the Texans even bother with any contract for T.O. to “see if he can still play”. It’s obvious that he can’t.

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