Texans sign WR Robert Woods to two-year deal, sources say

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HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have signed wide receiver Robert Woods to a contract, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

The Texans signed Woods to a two-year, $15.25 million contract, with $10 million fully guaranteed, sources said. The maximum potential of the contract is 17 million dollars.

Last season, Woods caught 53 passes for 527 yards with two touchdowns for the Tennessee Titans. The Titans acquired him in March 2022 by trading a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams.

Woods, 30, was released Feb. 22 to help the Titans get below the salary cap, making him eligible to be signed by any team ahead of free agency next week.

Prior to playing for the Titans, Woods suffered a torn ACL in November 2021 and recovered from the injury to play in all 17 games last season.

Woods is a 10-year veteran and played for the Buffalo Bills, Rams and Titans. He has 623 catches for 7,604 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career. He has two 1,000+ receiving yard seasons, both with the Rams (2018 and 2019).

The signing gives the Texans a potential replacement if they decide to move wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who requested a trade at the deadline last season. Cooks, who finished the season as the Texans’ leading receiver (669 yards), still prefers being traded, league sources told ESPN.

Texans coach DeMeco Ryans and general manager Nick Caserio discussed Cooks’ future at the NFL scouting combine last week.

“I would say we’re kind of in the team building process here,” Caserio said. “Each player, each individual situation, we will look at it. Then, at the end of the day, we will do what we think is best for the team and the organization going forward.”

The problem for a potential trade involving Cooks is that his $18 million salary is fully guaranteed. But Ryans has entered into discussions with Cooks and “would love to work with him”.

“I spoke to Brandin, and that process will have to happen,” Ryans said. “We will do what is best for our team.”

NFL Network first reported Woods’ signing.

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