The Texans have done a pretty good job of being fiscally prudent in the last couple of years, but as J.I. Halsell works his way around the NFL divisions, he has a job to do: find the player with the most on the line this year and the player who needs to earn his money. This ESPN Insider piece says Andre Davis needs to earn his cash, and Jacoby Jones could be the one who earns his own big contract:â†µ
Player who has to live up to salary: Andre Davis, WR ($3,450,000)â†µ
Davis will earn $2.3 million this season, but he'll likely be the team's fourth wide receiver. Davis is most valuable as a kick returner, but he was only average at it last season -- he had 23.7 yards per return (21st in the NFL). Trindon Holliday, a 2010 sixth-round pick, could be a cheaper alternative to Davis in the return game. Davis may be fighting an uphill battle just secure a roster spot.
Just so I don't totally step on ESPN Insider's monetary wall, I'll refrain from posting the Jones comment, but say that he is compared to Steelers WR Nate Washington. An interesting comparison, to say the least, since Washington got $6.5 million guaranteed from Tennessee.â†µ