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Texans part ways with Kevin Walter

Kevin Walter, Rashean Mathis

Houston Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter (83) runs for a first down after catching a pass as Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis (27) dives to tackle him in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Houston. The Texans beat the Jaguars 34-17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


The Texans will have a new outside receiver opposite of Andre Johnson.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that the Texans have cut ties with wide receiver Kevin Walter, a regular starter for the last six seasons in Houston.

The 31-year-old Walter caught 41 passes for 518 yards and two touchdowns in 2012. According to Rotoworld figures, Walter was scheduled to make $3.5 million in salary in 2013.

The Texans would figure to add to their wide receiver depth chart in the offseason. Johnson remains a legit go-to target, but he will be 32 in July. The Texans drafted DeVier Posey (recovering from a January Achilles injury) and Keshawn Martin in 2012, and third-year pro Lestar Jean is also in the mix.