Jacoby Jones Released by the Texans

"I don't watch the draft. When they draft someone it means somebody I played with for an entire year and sometimes longer, must go." -- Arian Foster on Twitter, 5/1/12

Arian Foster posted this tweet to his Twitter account late Tuesday afternoon, and despite the lack of any specific names mentioned and the seemingly random nature of the tweet, I'm fairly certain this tweet was a direct response to the Texans' Tuesday release of wide receiver Jacoby Jones, Foster's teammate of three-plus years.

If the tweet wasn't provoked by Jones's release, then it was an inadvertent yet accurate acknowledgment of the dynamic that finally made the soon-to-be sixth-year wide out and kick returner expendable -- basically, with the drafting of DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin this past weekend (not to mention the signing of undrafted free agents Dwight Jones and Jerrell Jackson), the Texans finally had enough competent bodies in the fold to say "so long" to one of the most maligned players in Texans history.

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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