Texans to Workout Mike Sims-Walker
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans are scheduled to bring in former Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker for a workout on Wednesday. Sims-Walker split time in 2011 with the Rams and Jaguars, only appearing in 6 games, and is currently an unrestricted free agent. He has battled injuries throughout his career mainly with his knees.
Sims-Walker was a budding star for the Jaguars where he caught 14 touchdown with 106 receptions for 1,431 yards between 2009-2010, until his knee injury sidelined him. At 6-2 and 212 lbs., the 27-year-old wide receiver, a 3rd round pick (79th overall) out of Central Florida in 2007, will have to prove his injuries are behind him.
With Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter as the only current veteran presence at wide receiver, this could be more of a tire kicking session to see if Sims-Walker can fit the Texans mold. Last off-season it seemed that the Texans were interested in Sims-Walker, but nothing came of the speculation. The Texans drafted DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin in April’s draft and have been using 2nd year receiver Lestar Jean to fill the void while Johnson recovers from offseason knee surgery. Youth seems to be an issue for Head Coach Gary Kubiak and he is currently looking for veterans to push these rookie wide receivers for a roster spot.