NFL Rumors: DeVier Posey Draft Pick Means Texans May Deal Jacoby Jones

Jeff Chase@@Real_Jeff_ChaseSenior Analyst IIApril 27, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 22:  Jacoby Jones #12 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball during the NFL against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 22, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Out with the old, in with the new.

At least that is what seems to be the thinking of the Houston Texans, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team is looking to move veteran wideout Jacoby Jones after taking Ohio State WR DeVier Posey in the third-round.


Now that Houston has used a third-round pick on Ohio State WR DeVier Posey, the Texans will attempt to trade veteran WR Jacoby Jones.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2012


Jones, 27, has been a member of the Texans since 2007, totaling 1,741 yards and 11 touchdowns on 127 receptions.

This past season, he played in all 16 games, having 31 receptions for 512 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers are not incredible, so it will remain to be seen how easily the team will be able to move Jones and his $7 million remaining over the next two years.

Posey, on the other hand, missed most of last season, as he was accused of being a part of the Terrelle Pryor tattoo scandal that saw the team lose many of their returning players for most of the season.

During the 2010 season, Posey had 53 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. At 6'2" and 210 lbs., it will remain to be seen how he will fit into the Texans' system.

It is no secret that the team can use help in their receiver corps, especially after Andre Johnson missed a lot of time last year due to nagging injuries.

A deal still has to be made, but it looks like the Texans are ready to move on and see if they can get Posey in the thick of things in the early goings.


Jeff Chase is a Featured Columnist for the Chicago Cubs and Arizona State football.