Mike Sims Walker worked out with the Texans late last month as they need veteran receiver help with their #3 through #5 wide receivers having a combined 0 career catches. He was not signed, but they remained interested. This week MSW participated in the Texans’ minicamp, giving the Texans more of a chance to see what the 27 year old receiver had. He caught 63 passes for 869 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2009, but injuries have limited him to just 55 catches in the last 2 seasons, including just 11 last year with St. Louis and Jacksonville.
If he doesn’t get a contract offer from the Texans in the next few days, it’s a pretty good sign that they’re not interested. The Texans have been impressed with their young receivers, particularly 2011 undrafted free agent Lestar Jean, this offseason and they’ve also been linked to the Packers’ James Jones should he become available through trade, so the Texans don’t have to settle for Mike Sims Walker if they feel he doesn’t have anything left to offer. Other free agent options include Braylon Edwards, Mark Clayton, and Plaxico Burress. The Texans are one of the league’s receiver neediest teams so if he can’t catch on with them, he might not play in 2012.