WR Kevin Walter Takes a Pay Cut

According to a league source, wide receiver Kevin Walter took a pay cut earlier this month.

Walter, 31, was scheduled to earn $3.5 million in base salary with a $4.5 million salary cap number in each of the three remaining seasons on his current contract. On March 16, Walter agreed to reduce his salary to $2 million, lowering his cap number for this season to $3 million.

The final two years on Walter’s contract (2013-14) were unchanged.

From 2007-10, Walter caught 229 passes for 2,931 yards and 19 touchdowns as the No. 2 receiver opposite Andre Johnson. Last season, Walter caught 39 passes for 474 yards and three touchdowns in 64 percent of the offensive snaps in the regular season — his lowest playing-time percentage since 2006 — with three receptions for 36 yards in two playoff games.


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16 Responses to “WR Kevin Walter Takes a Pay Cut”

  1. Mike says:

    We love ya, Kevin. Thank you for the selfless act and taking a hit for the sake of the team.

  2. MRBSN says:

    #2 receiver but @ best, 4th option on the team. I don’t think the texans throw it to Walter enough.

    • fool says:

      I think partly to blame is actually that they had so many good receiving options this season, including Foster, as well as the tight ends.

      With Dreesen gone, and unless they get a really, really good draft pick at WR, you may see him get more touches.

    • Not hyperventilating says:

      It’s been VERY strange that Walter has NOT been targeted a lot more often, based on some very clutch catches he’s made here and there. There must be some explanation for it that does not involve an unsupported negative jerk’s drug induced opinion.

  3. It is nice to see a guy make a selfless move in todays game. I agree with MRBSN, they don’t throw it to him enough.

  4. kyle says:

    Perfect.. maybe next time don’t over pay in the first place. is JJ cut yet?

  5. Pete K says:

    A real class act as well as a team player.

  6. Nancy says:

    Thank you Kevin……am thrilled at what you did! We have hope!

  7. JDINTX says:

    Now that Kevin has taken one for the team, will THE most overpaid player on the team, Jacoby Jones, do the same ?

  8. fool says:

    1. I don’t understand why he’s taking a pay CUT. Is it that, or face the possibility of being cut? He’s not taking the remainder in guaranteed money up front, from what I can see. Strange.

    2. Those who say that Jacoby Jones is “overpaid” don’t understand the salary structure of the NFL. Jones is sitting at about #34 on the NFL salary list. His cap number this season is a tad over $3 million. That’s a lot for you and me, but pretty small potatoes in the NFL. The only receiver of note that I found in his vicinity was Mario Manningham – hardly a powerful name.

    3. As a punt returner, Jones was actually very good last season. Folks are down on him solely because of his boneheaded – and I do mean “boneheaded” – play in the playoff game against the Ravens. Well, “stuff happens.” The fact is that over the long haul he’s been pretty good, well worth what they guy’s paid. He keeps his nose clean, stays out of trouble and does what the coaches tell him.

    4. He may be challenged for that #3 spot this camp. In fact you have to hope he is, because the team’s always got to look to get better. But he’s hardly the weak link on the Houston Texans.

    5. I certainly understand the gripe about his bonehead mistake in the playoffs, but people need to get over it. Get some perspective.

  9. Justice says:

    K-Walt has just solidified a front office job for himself when his playing days are over! LOVE YA KEV!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Justice says:

    BTW……get off Jacoby’s back…PLEASE! Nobody cries when he runs one back!!!! Come on ya’ll!!!!!!

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