Texans sign WR Robert Woods to two-year contract

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Robert Woods (2) celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the third quarter at Nissan Stadium Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Nfl Dallas Cowboys At Tennessee Titans

Texans sign WR Robert Woods to two-year contract

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans have signed veteran wide receiver Robert Woods to a two-year contract worth $15.25 million with $10 million guaranteed. The maximum value of the contract can reach $17 million.

Woods joins a wide receiver group headed by Brandin Cooks and youngsters Nico Collins and John Metchie III. With the Texans likely taking a quarterback with the second overall pick in this year’s draft, adding a veteran pass catcher in Woods will most certainly help provide support for the new field general, whoever it may be.

Woods, 30, is entering his 11th season in the NFL after being drafted 41st overall by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of USC. He spent his first four years with Buffalo before signing a five-year, $39 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams, where he went to two Super Bowls and won one.

His best year with the Rams came in 2018, where he caught 86 passes for 1,219 yards and six touchdowns. The next season, he found similar success catching for more than 1,100 yards as one of the Rams’ top targets.

In 2022, he was traded to the Tennessee Titans for a sixth-round draft pick. In his lone season with the Titans, he caught 53 balls for 527 yards and two scores. The dip in production was in part due to the inconsistency at the quarterback position from Tennessee, as Ryan Tannehill, Malik Willis, and Joshua Dobbs.

Woods will be joining his third team in three years but could find comfort in Houston with more potential moves coming to the wide receiver position.

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