Smith: Texans ‘entertaining the idea’ of adding L.T.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Texans have been prominently mentioned as a possible destination for RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who was released by the Chargers earlier this week.

Texans general manager Rick Smith didn’t sound against signing L.T. on Friday. In fact, the team is “entertaining the idea,” he said.

“We’re evaluating him, just like we do every available player,” Smith said during his NFL Scouting Combine media session. “He’s had a tremendous career and would offer a veteran presence and a lot of qualities that a lot of teams would be looking for. … He certainly has had a wonderful career, and I think he has something left in the future.”

Someone who isn’t in the Texans’ future is CB Dunta Robinson, who didn’t receive the franchise tag and will be let go in free agency.

“When you make a decision like that, it’s not one thing, it’s a number of variables,” Smith said. “It’s level of play, it’s level of compensation that could affect the rest of your team as you put the football team together. It’s how you feel about the players on the team currently at the position. So it’s any of those things — and all of those things went into the decision to not tag him and let him go.”

Smith also said he met with Kevin Walter‘s agent Thursday night and would like the receiver to return.

— Justin Hathaway

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