HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have agreed to a contract with wide receiver Robert Woods, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.
The Texans signed Woods to a two-year, $15.25 million deal with $10 million fully guaranteed, sources said. The maximum contract capacity is $17 million.
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 him to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2023 sixth-round pick.
Woods, 30, was released on February 22 to help the Titans come under the salary cap, making him eligible to be signed by any team before free agency next week.
Prior to playing for the Titans, Woods suffered an ACL tear in November 2021 and returned from injury to play in all 17 games last season.
Woods is a 10-year veteran and has played for the Buffalo Bills, Rams and Titans. He had 623 catches for 7,604 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career. He has had two seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards, both coming with the Rams (2018 and ’19).
The signing gives the Texans a potential replacement if they decide to move wide receiver Brandin Cook, who asked for a trade at last season’s deadline. League sources told ESPN that Cook, who finished the season as the Texans’ leading receiver (669 yards), still prefers to be traded.
Texans coach DeMeco Ryan and general manager Nick Cesario discussed Cooks’ future at the NFL Scouting Combine last week.
“I would say we’re kind of in the process of building a team here,” Caserio said. “Each player, each individual situation we’ll look at it. Then, ultimately we’ll do what feels best for the team and the organization going forward.”
The issue with a potential trade involving Cook is that his $18 million salary is fully guaranteed. But Ryan is engaged in discussions with Cook and “would love to work with him.”
Ryan said, “I’ve spoken to Brandin and the process will have to take its course.” “We’ll do what’s best for our team.”
NFL Network first reported Woods’ signing.