As the Texans limp into their bye-week with a five-game losing streak, they’ve taken a close look at seven different receivers.
And two quarterbacks.
Per a league source, the team brought a nine-man throng of players to the team facility on Tuesday for a pitch-and-catch session.
The wideout candidates were Joe Adams, Ramses Barden, David Gilreath, Rico Richardson, D.J. Stephens, Mike Thomas, and Matt Willis.
John Skelton and Pat White also worked out, presumably for the purposes of throwing the footballs.
Still, with Matt Schaub still injured, there’s at least a chance the Texans were curious about either quarterback. In fact, it’s possible that the seven wideouts were brought in to provide cover for what otherwise would have been an obvious desire to kick tires on Skelton and White, which in turn would have led to more speculation that Schaub won’t be back for awhile.
That ultimately remains the only plausible explanation for coach Gary Kubiak’s recent proclamation that Schaub remains the starter. Kubiak possibly knows that his starter won’t be back any time soon.