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Receiver Roy Williams gets tryout with Texans

Roy Williams

Chicago Bears wide receiver Roy Williams drops a pass on third down against the San Diego Chargers in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


Free agent receiver Roy Williams is finally drawing some interest.

Williams is in Houston for a tryout with the Texans on Thursday, his agent Ben Dogra told the Star-Telegram.

Williams was one of several well-known free agent receivers who found it hard to find any suitors this offseason. Others on that list include Braylon Edwards, Plaxico Burress and Terrell Owens.

But now Williams will get an opportunity to prove he can still play with the Texans, where he’d have a chance to be the No. 3 wide receiver behind starters Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter.

Last season Williams caught 37 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns with the Bears. A 2004 first-round draft pick of the Lions, Williams was traded to the Cowboys in 2008 and was viewed as a disappointment in Dallas.