The Texans have re-signed punter Matt Turk to a one-year contract, and they are trying to re-sign wide receiver Kevin Walter, who has become one of the hottest unrestricted free agents on the market, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Meanwhile, cornerback Dunta Robinson is in Atlanta preparing to sign with the Falcons, according to reports in Atlanta as well as across the country. Robinson is a Georgia native who played at South Carolina.
Nate Burleson established the market for receivers today when he signed with Detroit for $25 million over five years, including $11 million guaranteed. Burleson, 28, had 63 catches for 812 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Walter, 28, had 53 catches for 611 yards and two touchdowns last season when a hamstring caused him to get off to a slow start.
Baltimore is a team that has targeted Walter right off the bat.
There are reports the Texans have lined up cornerback Leigh Bodden for an interview. They have talked to his agent, but no interview has been lined up as of today. They’re not expected to bring in free agents before Monday.
Turk, who turns 42 in June, is coming off the best of his three seasons with the Texans.
Turk punted 67 times and averaged 42.8 yards. His net was 39.6. He had six touchbacks and 24 punts inside the 20. Most important is that the Texans allowed 4.3 yards on punt returns, ranking second in the NFL.
Also, there’s a report the Washington Football Team are interested in free agent quarterback Rex Grossman, who played last season for the Texans. Washington’s new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan coached Grossman last season with the Texans.