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Texans sign WR Randall Cobb to 3-year, $27M deal

Randall Cobb, Texans

Randall Cobb has a landing spot. The Houston Texans made headlines with their decision to trade wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. It appears they are now doing what they can to fill the void ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

According to NFL Network’s James Jones, the Texans have signed former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb to a three-year deal:

It is safe to say that Cobb’s signing is still overshadowed by the loss of Hopkins. Regardless, it is clear that Houston is still doing what they can to alleviate his departure as much as possible by potentially bringing in as many proven options as possible.

Randall Cobb signed with the Cowboys last offseason after his tenure with the Green Bay Packers had come to an unceremonious end. Fortunately, the change of scenery seemed to be just what he need after establishing himself as a safety net for quarterback Dak Prescott in the slot. As a result, he enjoying quite the resurgence by finishing the 2019 NFL season with 55 receptions for 828 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

Randall Cobb can easily slide into the same role for quarterback Deshaun Watson as an intermediate option in the passing game. Of course, his arrival will hardly be enough to fill the gap in the receiving corps after shipping Hopkins way to the Cardinals in exchange for a second-round pick, a swap of fourth-round picks and running back David Johnson. Their decision was magnified by the fact that the Minnesota Vikings received an even better package for wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

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