The Houston Texans have continued to look to upgrade their wide out core, and one player that just hit the market that could help out is now former Packer Robert Ferguson. The relationship between the Texans and Ferguson comes from the fact that former Packers coach and GM Mike Sherman is the offensive coordinator. Sherman had a hand in the Pack grabbing Ferguson over Chris Chambers in the second round back in the 2001 draft.
Ferguson also keeps an off-season home in Houston, so he might be willing to take a bit of a pay cut in order to play in his off-season home. Right now Ferguson makes $1.8 million, so it is almost a certain that wherever he ends up, he will be forced to take a pay cut. The Texans picked up in the offseason Bethel Johnson and Keenan McCardell, but have no real gamebreakers other than Andre Johnson. The team also released Eric Moulds in the offseason, who then signed with the Titans.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that Ferguson got caught up in the numbers of making the Packers roster as a 4th or 5th wide out. “I think it’s a number of factors,” McCarthy said. “I feel good about what other guys are doing. I think Ruvell Martin has had an excellent camp, I think Carlyle Holiday has had a very good camp, and I think he really stepped out on special teams.