Originally Posted by TdotTexas2Step
Cap purposes aside, a player like Bowe would really help us out. For example, in some games, our run won't just be there, or a shootout is inevitable, or both?!
Sure, if you forget about the cap and the dozens of drops he has had over the years, he would be a welcomed addition. But the reality is that this year we are up against the cap and have no way to take on another 5 million in salary. It's slightly possible that we could go after him in free agency in lieu of re-signing Barwin, Quin, McCain and company, but given his resume and poor demeanor I doubt Kubiak would want him. If you guys think Martin, Jean and whoever drop a lot of passes, wait till you see Bowe every week.
If you want to talk about players for the Texans to target for trade, you really have look at guys who are on rookie or vet minimum deals. WRs like that are Victor Cruz, Ryan Broyles, Greg Little, Leonard Hankerson, etc etc. Prying one of those away from a team would be costly though, and we would need to make space on the roster within a crowded WR corps.
Broyles would be interesting because he's a possession WR and could be a first down machine, but the Lions spent a 2nd on him this year. Would likely take a at least a 2nd and 3rd next year to get him. The Lions aren't going anywhere this year, so maybe they would be interested in getting something for him. The Browns could easily be in the same boat, and they have a couple young WRs that may be worth looking at, especially if the new management is hungry for picks. Josh Gordon would be interesting, but expensive. May need to send out Barwin or Reed for him, as they need a pass rushing OLB.