Originally written July 25, 2012 on State of the Texans:
According to David Nuno from the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Texans are scheduled to workout 9 year NFL veteran wide receiver Roy Williams. His agent Ben Dogra has confirmed the workout at Reliant on Thursday, and this should come as no surprise with Head Coach Gary Kubiak  stating the necessity to bring a veteran presence to help the wide receivers in camp. Roy Williams was a big time college wide receiver out of the University of Texas and posted his best season as a professional with the Detroit Lions in 2006 with 82 catches for 1,310 yards and seven touchdowns. Injuries have slowed him and he looks to have lost a step in 2011 when he was with the Chicago Bears. Many question marks surround Williams on what he has left in the tank as a NFL player, one thing is for certain if the Texans were happy with their current wide receiver group would he be getting a tryout.   Stay tuned for an update to this story.
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  • Wow! Roy Williams, I would rather go with one of the rookies or LeStar Jean. Look at Williams career. In the last 2 yrs, he has caught 37 passes each yr. He only has 390+ catches in his 9 yrs. That's just 43+ catches a yr for a #1 draft pick. Take away his best yr with Detroit, 82 catches and he will avg less than 40 catches a yr. So, his last 2 yrs(37 catches each yr) are really on par with what he's capable of putting on the field. To date I don't know of any were he has been lighting up defenders. As a #1 draft pick, that just doesn't cut it in my book. He has a reputation of dropping the ball when he hears steps and just flat out not going after the ball at other times. Is that what we what or need to get us to the SuperBowl. I don't think so, after 9 yrs and what looks like his norm the past 2, I don't think he will be commanding to be covered, giving relieve or pulling off defenders from AJ. He could add experienced depth to the roster true, but with his avg output, wouldn't his playing time be better suited giving a rookie some much needed experience. I think the team would profit much more with rookie's getting experience than just having Williams take up valuable space on the field. I mean after 9 yrs the stat line pretty much tells you what your going to get or could have had because, the father time line says his best days are over. Except for 1 yr those aren't days I want on my football team.
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