http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6902127.html One Texans free agent who has remained in the background is guard Chester Pitts. Receiver Kevin Walter and punter Matt Turk have re-signed and cornerback Dunta Robinson has cast his lot with Atlanta; Pitts is watching, waiting and recovering from major knee surgery. I definitely want to stay, but it's part of the business, Pitts said. I've known for a while (leaving is) a possibility. I've been here for eight years, and Houston's my home, but it's the nature of the beast. Pitts, an original Texan, started 114 consecutive games every one in team history until he blew out his knee in the second game last season. It's been wonderful for me here, he said. There's been some talk (with the Texans), but I wanted to see what is out there in the free-agent world for me. I've had four or five teams show interest, but nothing to where I had to jump on it. I should be 100 percent between May 1 and June 1. I don't think I want to wait that long to sign. Even though Kasey Studdard played well in his place last season, Pitts hasn't given up on returning. I can't say I won't be back for sure because you never know how things are going to work out, he said. I won't know I'm not coming back for sure until I sign with another team. We'll just have to wait and see. I'm 30 years old, but I don't have the mileage on me that others have from playing the game from the time they're 6 years old. I don't feel worn down. I feel real good. Pitts cleaned out his locker recently. When your contract expires, it's not your locker anymore, he said. Only time will tell if he gets that locker back.