According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans are going to attempt to trade WR/KR Jacoby Jones. Houston acquired Ohio State WR/KR DeVier Posey in the third-round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Friday. That move now makes Jones expendable.
Schefter reports on Twitter, that Houston should start fielding offers for the veteran receiver on Saturday as the final four rounds of the draft open. Jones has two years remaining on his contract with the Houston Texans, scheduled to earn $3 million in 2012 and $4 million in 2013. Jones heads to free agency in 2014.
Jones has had a difficult offseason after he fumbled a punt late in the Texans playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans are in discussions with the Cleveland Browns. A poosible trade between the clubs could bring QB Colt McCoy to Houston in exchange for WR Jacoby Jones.
Wide receiver is a position of need for the Cleveland Browns and the team has not added a pass catcher yet in this year’s draft. Last season, Jones logged 31 receptions for 512 yards and scored twice. Jones also logged 518 punt return yards, scoring once.
McCoy is under contract for the next two seasons, slated to earn $540,000 in 2012 and $575,000 in 2013. He has started 21 games in his career, recording a 6-15 overall record.