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Texans look at Sims-Walker, Norris

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The Houston Texans gave try outs to four veteran free agents during mini-camp on Tuesday, including former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Mike Sims-Walker.

Walker, who split time between the St. Louis Rams and Jaguars last season, played his first three years in the league with Jacksonville.

He had his best season in 2009 when he caught 63 passes for 869 yards and seven touchdowns.

The following season Sims-Walker had 43 receptions for 562 yards and seven touchdowns.

Last season he caught 12 passes for 150 yards after playing in four games for the Rams and two with the Jaguars.

"I feel happy, just thankful for the opportunity, come out here and try to make the team," Sims-Walker said after practice.

He said he can deal with the pressure that goes with trying to show the Texans what he can do during a three day mini-camp.

"It's tough, but I'm a vet," Sims-Walker said. "I've been in this league five years already. I don't put a lot of pressure on myself, just go out here and try to soak up everything I can."

The Texans had three other players in for tryouts as well, including fullback Moran Norris, who played for the Texans from 2002-2005.

After leaving Houston as a free agent he played five years with the San Francisco 49ers, most recently from 2009-2011 and the Detroit Lions (2008).

The Texans are also taking a look at defensive end Keith Browner Jr., brother of former Minnesota Vikings safety Joey Browner, who was named to the Pro Bowl six times, and inside linebacker Prescott Burgess.

Burgess, a six-year veteran, most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2009-2011.

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