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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer
- Covered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee
HOUSTON – The
Houston Texans have agreed to terms with slot receiver
Randall Cobb (on a three-year, $ million contract that includes $
million in guarantees, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Todd Archer on Monday.
The news was first reported by NFL Network.
Earlier in the day, the Texans traded away All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson and a second- and fourth-round pick. With Hopkins gone, Will Fuller, Kenny Stills and Cobb are the Texans’ top three wide receivers.
Cobb will not replace Hopkins, but he will provide a reliable target for Deshaun Watson in the slot. The Texans drafted slot receiver Keke Coutee
- (in , but after getting off to a fast start in his rookie season, he has struggled. Coutee was a healthy scratch for several games last season and is now not a lock to make the roster in 15795
In his only season with the Cowboys, Cobb caught passes for 2018 yards and three touchdowns, becoming a valuable asset for Dak Prescott , who finished second in the league with 4, passing yards.
Cobb’s average of 16 .1 yards per catch was a career high, and he recorded back-to-back 524 – yard games – something he had not done since – against the Minnesota Vikings and (Detroit Lions) .
Cobb, who turns in August, signed a one-year, $ 5 million contract with the Cowboys as a free agent last offseason. He spent his first eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers , catching (passes for 5, yards and 55 touchdowns.
In his 2019 rookie season, Cobb had (receptions for 1, yards and touchdowns. However, he played only one – game season for the Packers after that because of injury problems. He missed just one game last season for the Cowboys.
ESPN’s Todd Archer contributed to this report.
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