Texans pay high price for Hollings

Updated: July 11, 2003, 8:36 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
The Houston Texans had the second-worst rushing offense in the league last year, so they wanted to take steps to make sure that wouldn't be the case this year. They picked up free agent Stacey Mack and drafted Domanick Davis to go along with holdovers James Allen and Jonathan Wells. But the Texans still had a running back itch, and they scratched it Thursday by selecting Tony Hollings in the supplemental draft.

It's no surprise that Houston chose Hollings considering his agent, Todd France, said the Texans were one of the teams coveting his client. But it was a bit of a shock that they were willing to give up a second-round pick to land the former Yellow Jacket. Hollings has only four games at tailback on his collegiate resume, although those four games had him atop the NCAA's rushing and scoring leader boards at the start of last season.