Randall Cobb headed to Houston for three years, $27 million

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The Texans traded receiver DeAndre Hopkins. They added Randall Cobb.

Cobb agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal, James Jones of NFL Media reports.

Cobb, who plays the slot, certainly isn’t a replacement for Hopkins, who was All-Pro the past three seasons. But Cobb is another solid option for Deshaun Watson.

The Cowboys were the favorites to retain Cobb after hiring Mike McCarthy as their head coach. Cobb, 29, played for McCarthy in Green Bay.

But the Cowboys agreed to terms with Amari Cooper on a five-year, $100 million deal Monday night, leaving precious little cap room for another rich deal for a receiver.

He caught 55 passes for 828 yards and three touchdowns in his only season in Dallas.

Cobb ranked 56th on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents.

10 responses to “Randall Cobb headed to Houston for three years, $27 million

  1. Nuke Hopkins for 3 years for $13M a year

    Or…

    Randall Cobb for 3 years at $9M a year

    Texans are damn fools.

    And I went to Kentucky!

  2. Their entire depth chart is slot receivers. Who’s going to play opposite of Fuller outside? Stills?

  3. I’m sure Watson is thinking this is a major upgrade over what they gave away. LOL. He probably still has the WTF just happened look.

  4. Good for Cobb way to cash out. No way Cowboys (or any other team) were matching anything close to this offer. And another head scratcher from O’Brien.

  5. I like Cobb because he’s the rare slot receiver who can play outside. That being said he played for 5 million last season and you just offered him near 30 million. He’ll be 30 next year, he’s had an injury history. He’s simply not worth that. You’ve got 19.5 million tied up in David Johnson and Randall Cobb. You could have had Jadaveon Clowney and DeAndre Hopkins for 24 million. Let that sink in.

  6. Man as much grief as I give my bengals for sitting on their hands and let free agency pass them by, I can be grateful that they have 0 ties to the abomination that co rubies to go on in Houston. Bill O’Brien’s Arrogance and temperment has fueled the downward spiral of this team. Two years ago it could be argued that the Texans were one of the most talented teams in the nfl and not only have they made several horrid trades involving future draft picks, but now they have started the purge with their best player and arguably the nfl’s best receiver. This man should be removed from his gm/head coaching duties and never he allowed on an nfl stadium ever again.

  7. “ I like Cobb because he’s the rare slot receiver who can play outside. That being said he played for 5 million last season and you just offered him near 30 million. He’ll be 30 next year, he’s had an injury history. He’s simply not worth that. You’ve got 19.5 million tied up in David Johnson and Randall Cobb. You could have had Jadaveon Clowney and DeAndre Hopkins for 24 million. Let that sink in.”

    In what crazy world is this math possible? Clowney was going to be franchised LAST YEAR, and it would have cost them all that $24 and maybe more just for him. Hopkins was going to get 12.5 This year but wanted to renegotiate. Our inner city schools really need to get the politicians out of the classroom.

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