The Houston Texans are hoping a little home cookin will do the trick when it comes to wide receiver Keenan McCardell joining the team in the near future. The Houston Chronicle on Wednesday reported that the team is still hopeful that McCardell will accpet their offer, but that they are aware that McCardell has other options.
One issue is that Houston does not have a lot of room under the salary cap, menaing that the offer to McCardell, who is from Houston, was probably not all that much. “We’re doing what we can do, and I know there’s probably some football teams out there that can do a little more,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak told the paper. “He’s got options. I’m not sure if we’re option one or number three, but we’ll see. We’d love to have him ,and he knows that.”
The coach went on to say that the Texans will bring in at least one more wide out before training camp begins next month. McCardell has played with six teams over his 16-year NFL career, including the Redskins, Browns, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Chargers. Last year with San Diego he played in 14 games, catching 36 passes for 437 yards and no touchdowns. The Texans are looking for a wide receiver to take the place of Eric Moulds, who they released earlier this year.