The Texans are getting a taste of free agency early.
Houston is signing wide receiver Robert Woods to a two-year, $15.25 million contract with $10 million fully guaranteed and a max value of $17 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.
Woods was available after the Titans released him following one season in a slew of roster cuts on Feb. 22.
Although the veteran wideout's stats in 2022 lagged far behind the bar he set earlier in his career -- he had just 527 yards and two scores on 53 receptions -- Woods slates alongside Brandin Cooks and the rising Nico Collins as another sure-handed receiver for whoever ends up behind center attempting to revive the Texans' oft-stagnant offense.
Perennially underrated, Woods will now be a full season beyond the ACL tear he suffered with the Rams in 2021. He enters his age-31 season with 623 receptions for 7,604 yards and 37 receiving TDs, plus five more scores on the ground.
Houston used some of its cap space, which ranked third-most in the league going into Friday, on Woods' acquisition. Whether the Texans spend more of that money on a proven quarterback or select one at No. 2 overall in the draft, the foundation is already being laid to improve upon a 30th-ranked scoring offense the previous two seasons.