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Old 10-23-2004   #3
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Originally Posted by Bill's/TexanFan
... you can bet they'd like to have that 2nd round draft select they gave for Hollings back!
Actual Texans fans will remember that the Texans traded their 2nd 4th round pick in the 2002 draft (the one after Wells) to get an extra 3rd round pick in 2003. Next, they traded one of their extra 3rd round picks in 2003 (along with the Mr. irrelevant pick) to the Raiders for the Raiders 2nd round pick in 2004. This pick was exercised by the Texans near the end of the second round of the supplimental draft in 2003 (meaning that Hollings signed a contract as if drafted near the end of the second round). The huge benefit to the Texans of this was that although it was a 2004 pick they used, they had the benefit of Hollings being in training camp and with the team all through 2003, a year longer than most 2004 picks.

Don't be fooled. This is nothing like Julius Jones being a (true) 2nd round draft pick, out for the season with an injury. Hollings is healthy and will play this year.
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