The Houston Texans released wide receiver Kevin Walter in an effort to clear room under their salary cap.
The move frees up $2.5 million for the Texans.
Signed as a free agent in 2006 after he spent three years with the Cincinnati Bengals, Walter played for the Texans for seven years.
After one season as a backup, Walter was a starter for the Texans for six years.
Walter played in 109 games for the Texans, starting 91.
With Houston he caught 326 passes for 4083 yards and 24 touchdowns.
His best season was in 2007 when he caught 65 passes for 800 yards.
Last season, Walter caught 41 passes for 518 yards and two touchdowns.
"Anything you could ever want your organization to stand for in this busines, that's what Kevin Walter is all about," said Gary Kubiak, Texans head coach, in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
"Hopefully, there's a small window that there's a chance he might come back. We'll see. He's been a class act on and off the field in this city. We are all better people for having been around Kevin."