Texans News: Houston Trying Out Mike Sims-Walker and Justin Forsett
The Houston Texans may not be done adding to their team. According to Adam Schefter via Twitter, the team will be working out former Jaguars and Rams wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker on Wednesday, while former Seahawks running back, Justin Forsett, will also be attending the workout.
Sims-Walker washed out in St. Louis and was a failure in a return to Jacksonville last season, but he’s still just one year removed from productive football. In fact, MSW is still just 27 years old and was regarded as a receiver on the rise in the league as recently as 2010. Inconsistency and poor work ethic have plagued him up until this point.
There’s a chance he could find a new home in Houston, however, as the Texans continue their search to form a deeper and more talented receiving corps than in year’s past. Andre Johnson should be back to 100% by the start of the 2012 season, but he’s still recovering from a knee scope, while Kevin Walter is the only other proven veteran receiver after the team released Jacoby Jones. Rookie wide receiver Devier Posey figures to compete for the number two spot, but will have to prove himself first.
As for Forsett, his speed and versatility as a receiver out of the back-field could earn him a long look from the Houston coaching staff. Arian Foster and Ben Tate are locked-in as the team’s top two running backs, but a lack of experience and talent behind them could prompt the team to bring in Forsett for the 2012 season.
Forsett’s ability to help on returns could be the deciding factor, as he would be a multi-dimensional weapon and could quickly fill the void of Jones in the return game, while also helping out as a running back.