The Houston Texans will find out today if veteran wide out Keenan McCardell has any gas left in the tank. The 37-year-old will make a visit to Houston today and will visit with team officials at Reliant Stadium. The vet is entering his 17th season in the NFL, and has played with the Browns, Redskins, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and San Diego. He spent the last three years in San Diego before being released by the team on March 1st..
McCardell has five 1,000-yard seasons, the last coming in 2003. Last season with the Chargers he started 11 games, catching 36 balls for 437 yards. Two years ago he caught 70 passes for 917 yards. McCardell does have local ties to the Houston area, as he went to high school at Waltrip High School in Houston. He is 20th on the all-time list for yardage by a receiver. The Texans recently got rid of a veteran wide out – Eric Moulds, who played just one year with the Texans before they waved good-bye to him. Moulds was let go on February 28th by Houston after catching 57 passes for 557 yards and one TD.
The Texans have sought after a veteran wide out after letting Moulds go, and while McCardell has seen better days for sure, he may not be a bad fit for new QB Matt Schaub and the Texans. After Andre Johnson, who led the team with 103 catches a season ago for 1147 yards and 5 TD’s, the next receiver on the teams depth chart is Owen Daniels, who had just 34 catches.