Report: Texans Plan to Add Veteran Depth at Wide Receiver and Quarterback

Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIIMay 9, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans are looking to build off of the team's first playoff trip in franchise history. 

The team won the AFC South after it went 10-6 on the season, and it even won a playoff game with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates under center.

The Texans are the favorites to win the AFC South once again in 2012, but head coach Gary Kubiak has mentioned that the team still needs to add depth to a number of key positions.

Kubiak has publicly stated that there’s a “strong possibility” that the team will end up signing a veteran wide receiver to round out its receiving core, according to CBS Sports, which is news that comes shortly after the team released Jacoby Jones. 

The team did draft two young receivers in DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin, but it certainly needs another veteran presence to go along with Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter. 

However, the market for receivers is pretty slim at this point in time with Plaxico Burress, Mike Sims-Walker and Braylon Edwards headlining the group.  

Kubiak also stated that the team will look to add depth behind Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates and rookie Case Keenum.

“I think I’d like to sign a fourth guy,” said Kubiakvia CBS Sports. “With Matt being out, with the 90-man player roster, I think there’s room for that guy.”

The Texans received some great play from backup T.J. Yates last season after Schaub went down for the year, but Kubiak realizes that you can never have enough quarterbacks. 

The free-agent pool still has a number of veteran quarterbacks that can fill the need. Vince Young, John Beck and Dennis Dixon are all still available, and they can all come at a relatively cheap price.   

The Texans still appear to be in great shape heading into the 2012 season, but certainly keep an eye out for the team to add some veteran presence to a young and up-and-coming team.