Report: Texans waiving WR Kenny Stills to give him a chance to play for a contender

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The Houston Texans are waiving receiver Kenny Stills to give him a chance to play for a team in better playoff positioning.

According to Mike Garafolo from the NFL Network, the Texans are going to release the former New Orleans Saints 2013 fifth-round pick to give Stills the opportunity to find a team with a better record than Houston has at 4-7. It would also give Stills the opportunity to find a team where he could get more playing time. Although he was inactive with a back injury against the Detroit Lions, and coming off a short week, in Week 11, Stills saw just four snaps the in a 27-20 win over the New England Patriots.

On Nov. 11, quarterback Deshaun Watson mentioned they needed to get more targets for Stills.

“We definitely need to make sure that he’s getting some targets because he’s a great talent,” said Watson. “He’s a great receiver. He’s helped us a lot in the past few years.”

Stills has provided the Texans with 51 catches for 705 yards and five touchdowns in 23 games, five of which he started.