Although the Houston Texans would like to keep the pending unrestricted free agent wide receiver Kevin Walter in the Texans jersey, they may feel that re-signing him is beyond their ability, according to the team’s general Rick Smith.
“We would like to have Kevin back,” Smith said, noting he had talked to Walter’s agent. “He is an important part of our football team and we would like to (keep him.) Unfortunately the thing about free agency now is, you can’t keep everybody. When you talk about putting a football team together and structuring your team and trying to improve and get better, you’ve got to make some tough decisions. And sometimes, you’ve got to let players go that you otherwise wouldn’t want to. That’s just a part of it.”
Walter will turn 29 in August and caught 53 passes for 611 yards and two TDs in 14 starts for Houston last season, missing two games with a hamstring injury. However, the Texans may not feel much pain if Walter really chooses to depart because they still have Jacob Jones, Andre Davis and David Anderson in wide receiver depth.