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Receiver Roy Williams gets tryout with Texans

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Free agent receiver Roy Williams is finally drawing some interest.

Williams is in Houston for a tryout with the Texans on Thursday, his agent Ben Dogra told the Star-Telegram.

Williams was one of several well-known free agent receivers who found it hard to find any suitors this offseason. Others on that list include Braylon Edwards, Plaxico Burress and Terrell Owens.

But now Williams will get an opportunity to prove he can still play with the Texans, where he’d have a chance to be the No. 3 wide receiver behind starters Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter.

Last season Williams caught 37 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns with the Bears. A 2004 first-round draft pick of the Lions, Williams was traded to the Cowboys in 2008 and was viewed as a disappointment in Dallas.

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23 Responses to “Receiver Roy Williams gets tryout with Texans”
  1. phuriousjorge says: Jul 25, 2012 10:20 PM

    Texans are a good team. Please take this guy to slow you down a bit.

  2. maximusprime107 says: Jul 25, 2012 10:23 PM

    Depending on how desperate the Texans get, TO may finally get a look from an NFL team

  3. defscottyb says: Jul 25, 2012 10:24 PM

    Buying storage units and selling the contents doesn’t pay as well as the nfl… seems like a good guy, good luck Roy.

  4. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 25, 2012 10:31 PM

    Just when you thought the Texans GM had his head on straight….

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 25, 2012 10:39 PM

    Plax > Roy

  6. mrgroovesd says: Jul 25, 2012 10:50 PM

    Wrong Roy Williams who buys storage units. It’s Roy that played safety not WR

  7. staffordsyear says: Jul 25, 2012 10:55 PM

    Hes done..heck even the bears didnt keep him and they need all the wr help they can get.

  8. bobl242 says: Jul 25, 2012 10:55 PM

    defscottyb says:
    Jul 25, 2012 10:24 PM
    Buying storage units and selling the contents doesn’t pay as well as the nfl… seems like a good guy, good luck Roy

    ———————————————————Your talking about the other Roy Williams.

  9. ijsisk says: Jul 25, 2012 10:57 PM

    “Buying storage units and selling the contents doesn’t pay as well as the nfl… seems like a good guy, good luck Roy.”

    Dude, the guy who is buying storage unit is Roy Williams the former SAFETY for the Dallas D-Bags…this isn’t the same guy. But Roy Williams the WIDE RECEIVER is indeed a good dude, too bad he can’t catch the big brown thing in front of him.

  10. blazertop says: Jul 25, 2012 11:12 PM

    Kubiak and smith never fail to amaze

  11. gerryf19 says: Jul 25, 2012 11:45 PM

    Back in Detroit he dissed a pizza delivery guy with a paltry tip. As penance, he delivered pizza for a day so he will always have that experience to fall back on…

  12. brenenostler says: Jul 26, 2012 2:45 AM

    Somewhere, Plaxico Burress is screaming at his computer as he reads this story.

  13. johnnycash19 says: Jul 26, 2012 2:56 AM

    Kevin Walter getting some love, go Eagles!!!!!!!, Roy always seemed like a good dude, to.bad his career pretty much came to an end when he left Detroit, how often can a player say his best years were in Detroit?

  14. nflrule says: Jul 26, 2012 5:26 AM

    As a Cowboys fan,this guy with his lady gloves,made me physically sick to watch.Made more drops than they equally brutal Patrick Crayton.

  15. promickey says: Jul 26, 2012 6:12 AM

    Braylon Edwards may be the best of the mentioned receivers finding it hard to get suitors for their talents. Braylon is still young enough but he may be a different receiver since his injury. Which is why a guy like Wes Welker and other very good receivers in the league try to get larger long term contracts. The life of a receiver in the NFL is profoundly subject to both injury and age.

  16. mrbiz8505 says: Jul 26, 2012 6:41 AM

    I knew I shouldn’t have ate that popcorn…

  17. jacunn2000 says: Jul 26, 2012 7:37 AM

    Roy Williams the safety was a beast in his early years. WR has done nothing since college.

  18. randomguy9999 says: Jul 26, 2012 7:59 AM

    Brandon Marshall should be one of the unemployed wrs next year……

  19. theralph2012 says: Jul 26, 2012 8:17 AM

    Wait- so it was the Wide Reciever picked by the Lions that bought storage units right?

  20. gmsingh says: Jul 26, 2012 8:52 AM

    Williams was trying to get to his tryout with the Texans, but he kept dropping the piece of paper with the appt. on it.

  21. asublimeday says: Jul 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    Brandon Marshall is going to have an absolutely epic year. Eat it haters.

  22. jdmonte11 says: Jul 26, 2012 2:20 PM

    I would take him on the team for a minimum contract. We got 0 production out of that WR spot anyways. Just need to buy time until rookies know the system enough to get on the field.

  23. htowntexan says: Jul 26, 2012 3:19 PM

    we need someone to play WR. i don’t see why they don’t talk to TO–I think he’s the best of the bunch

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