Texans To Sign Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb is headed to Houston. The Texans have agreed to sign the former Cowboys wide receiver and longtime Packers star, according to old friend James Jones (on Twitter).

Once finalized, it’ll be a three-year deal worth $27MM. The pact also includes $18.75MM guaranteed – a solid haul considering Cobb’s age and injury history.

While Cobb took a one-year, $5MM deal with the NFL’s other Texas team in 2019, this Houston pact comes in nearly as high as the deal the Packers gave him amid his prime in 2015. Cobb played out his four-year, $40MM Green Bay deal and fared well in Dallas on a prove-it pact.

Cobb, 30 in August, stayed healthy last year and appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys. Although Dallas fell short of the postseason, he had a productive campaign with 55 catches for 828 yards and three touchdowns.

In Houston, he’ll try to be part of the solution after yesterday’s shocking trade of DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals. Cobb will join Kenny Stills and Will Fuller in Houston, likely stepping into a familiar slot role while the deep threats work the boundaries. However, Cobb is the only member of this trio signed beyond 2020. Both Stills and Fuller are set for UFA status in 2021, so the Texans still have work to do at wide receiver after Monday’s stunner.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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14 comments on “Texans To Sign Randall Cobb

  1. wolfgineer

    So late with this, it’s almost not relevant.. can you give me info on Brees contract

  2. jb19

    My friends told me about this deal 12 hours ago… BOB is terrible at being a coach and GM.

  3. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    “Um, you guys gonna sign somebody to take the triple coverage off me?”
    -Amari Cooper

  4. dorfmac

    Replacing Hopkins with Cobb. As if the initial trade wasn’t enough, this makes it worse. Idiots.

  5. Simmons>Russ

    Don’t mind this. Obviously Cobb isn’t even close to Hopkins but no doubt the Texans will also draft a WR. Cobb Fuller and Stills make a good trio along with Watson Johnson and an improving O line I think they will be alright.
    I definitely think the Hopkins trade made them worse but I think they will only drop a couple games from last years record

  6. victorg

    Fuller will play his 6-8 games this year , Stills will come back down to earth with no DHop around and the drafting with this front office is a crap shoot.

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