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Houston Texans News And Notes: Texans Sign Six To Future Contracts

With the offseason in full swing, I’ll try and recap the latest small tidbits of Texans information each week. The pieces of big news will receive it’s own articles but all small information will be recapped in Texans News and Notes on each Friday.

Last year, and by that I mean December 30th, 2013, the Texans signed six players to future contracts. One signee was free agent receiver Mike Thomas. Thomas, 26, was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Thomas’ first three season with the Jaguars were pretty successful. He combined for 158 receptions and 1688 receiving yards in those three seasons, including a 66/820 campaign in 2010.

Thomas may be most well known for his game-winning touchdown catch against the Houston Texans. With just 3 seconds left and at midfield, David Garrard launched a hail mary pass into the endzone. Glover Quin knocked down the pass right into the hands of Thomas who took a step into the end zone, and handed the Texans the crushing loss.

In 2012, Thomas was traded to the Lions for a fifth round pick and played out the rest of the season, hauling in just 5 catches over 9 games. Thomas was cut by the Lions in 2013, signed by the Arizona Cardinals a few days later, then subsequently cut just 10 days later.

Here’s what Patrick D. Starr (State Of The Texans) had to say about the other five signees.

Ez Nwachukwu (5-11, 198 lbs.)  is a rookie wide receiver out of Texas A&M who was with the team during training camp.

Andy Cruse (6-0, 216 lbs.) is a rookie wide receiver out of Miami (Ohio) who was with the team during training camp.

Rico Richardson (6-1, 188 lbs.) is a wide receiver out of Jackson State. He was undrafted and spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp.

Steven Terrell (5-10, 197 lbs.) is a defensive back out of Texas A&M and spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp.

Loyce Means (5-10, 188 lbs.) is a first year defensive back out of the University of Houston and spent time with the Green Bay Packers.


Some Texans Articles From The Past Week At FanSided (House Of Houston / Toro Times)


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