Texans beef up defense, add receivers in NFL draft
MAY 2, 8:28p ET | AP
Rotowire: Jun 17 / 8:22p ET
News: Washington has stood out during spring practice sessions, the Texans' official site reports. "He's a guy that's come in here and learned our offense. It's not an easy offense to learn, but he's obviously studied it, gone out there and made a connection with both quarterbacks," said Texans head coach Bill O'Brien.
Impact: Washington brings a lot of experience to the Texans, a playoff-contending team looking to replace the production of the departed Andre Johnson. He's not going to be handed the job, but O'Brien's clearly happy so far with Washington.
Rotowire: Apr 1 / 2:03p ET
News: The Texans have signed Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Per the report, Washington, who recorded 40 catches for 647 yards and two touchdowns for the Titans in 2014, signed a one-year deal with Houston worth $1 million. Washington, who turns 32 in August, joins fellow newcomer Cecil Shorts, as the Texans move to re-load at wideout, after parting ways with Andre Johnson. We suspect, however, that the team is still inclined to add further depth at the position (behind DeAndre Hopkins) in the upcoming NFL draft, with Washington's role with the team not yet clarified, as a result.