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Texans part ways with Kevin Walter

Kevin Walter, Rashean Mathis AP

The Texans will have a new outside receiver opposite of Andre Johnson.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that the Texans have cut ties with wide receiver Kevin Walter, a regular starter for the last six seasons in Houston.

The 31-year-old Walter caught 41 passes for 518 yards and two touchdowns in 2012. According to Rotoworld figures, Walter was scheduled to make $3.5 million in salary in 2013.

The Texans would figure to add to their wide receiver depth chart in the offseason. Johnson remains a legit go-to target, but he will be 32 in July. The Texans drafted DeVier Posey (recovering from a January Achilles injury) and Keshawn Martin in 2012, and third-year pro Lestar Jean is also in the mix.

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9 Responses to “Texans part ways with Kevin Walter”
  1. htown1035 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:23 PM

    Thank you Kevin Walter for the game-winning, division-winning TD grab in Cincinnati!

  2. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 12, 2013 2:29 PM

    thank god! just never had the explosive ability I felt we need. dude can run block though. ya know, hard worker lunch pal kind of good. good route runner with solid hands.

  3. sgruth33 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:35 PM

    3 Years OVERDUE! No one, I mean NO ONE in the league was afraid to cover this guy. Half the time he was left wide open while AJ was double and triple teamed. Unfortunately our OVERPAID QB would still throw it to AJ. Go figure….

  4. skum01 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:36 PM

    Welcome to Washington DC.

  5. overweightman says: Mar 12, 2013 2:36 PM

    andrejohnsonforpresident says:
    Mar 12, 2013 2:29 PM
    thank god! just never had the explosive ability I felt we need. dude can run block though. ya know, hard worker lunch pal kind of good. good route runner with solid hands.

    Stereotypical way of describing most white wide receivers.

  6. ranoversquarells says: Mar 12, 2013 2:40 PM

    He’s good, just not good enough to merit being a # 2 wr …

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 12, 2013 3:36 PM

    I agree with Htown1035.

    Hate on Walter all you want. He did exactly what Kubiak and Smith wanted out of him. He was a WR they used extensively in the running game. he was very effective at what they asked him to do but in a year where the Texans are in Cap Hell, he is unfortunately a luxury we can’t afford anymore.

    Glover Quin is more a necessity than KDub.

  8. rajbais says: Mar 12, 2013 3:56 PM

    Now get real receivers!!!!!

    When WR corps was good the defense was bad under def. quality control coach turned DC (a promotion one step above Juan Castillo to DC), but when the D was good the WR Corps (except Andre Johnson) was bad!!!

    Now have both units play well!!!

    Then you can go to the big game!!!!

  9. thekingdave says: Mar 12, 2013 4:40 PM

    News flash: The Texans aren’t replacing him with anyone who isn’t on the current roster or eligible for the 2013 draft. They’ll try to sign Barwin, Quin, and their draft picks. Nothing more.

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