Texans sign Bryant Johnson
Patrick D. Starr
According to John McClain the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with wide receiver Bryant Johnson (30 years old) to help a thin wide receiver corps. The Texans had a great battle heading into the preseason games with their young receivers, but none have taken the opportunity to win a spot on the team.
The signing of the "New" Johnson puts Jeff Maehl, Derrick Townsel, Trindon Holliday, Paul Williams and Terrence Toliver all with their future as Texans in serious question. Lestar Jean and Dorin Dickerson are the last two who seem to be fighting for the #5 receiver position on the team.
Bryant Johnson is an imposing figure at 6'3" and 216 lbs. He was a first round pick (17th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He played with the Cardinals (2003-2007), San Fransisco 49ers (2008) and Detroit Lions (2009-2010) in his 8 year career. His best season as a professional was in 2006 when he had 40 catches for 740 yards with 4 touchdowns.
With Johnson in town it will be interesting to see how quick he will be able to pick up the playbook and push for some playing time. At this rate Johnson might push Jacoby Jones for some playing time if Jones doesn't pick up his game soon.
It is nice to see that the Texans are addressing a current issue with the team and not waiting until the situation gets worse.