Offseason Analysis: Houston Texans

Feb 13, 2009

The Texans went 4-1 down the stetch to finish at 8-8.  They play in a difficult division, but this could be a team on the rise in 2009.  They have two capable QBs in Matt Schaub and Sage Rosenfels, the only WR who can hold a candle to Larry Fitzgerald in Andre Johnson, a solid compliment to AJ in Kevin Walter, a Top 5 TE in Owen Daniels, and a dynamic young RB in Steve Slaton.  They do have some Offensive Lineman (Mike Brisiel, Chris White, and Rashad Butler) up for free agency so they will have to re-sign them or replace them.  Ahman Green got cut so they will have to look for a backup to Slaton.

On defense they are built around Super Mario Williams (12 sacks) and DeMeco Ryans (112 tackles).  They are hoping Amobi Okoye will take the next step in his development.  Morlon Greenwood got cut.  Xavier Adibi will likely take his starting spot.  Two of their key corners (Dunta Robinson and Demarcus Faggins) are Unrestricted Free Agents.  Of the two Robinson is the top priority.  Other than that, I don’t expect the Texans to be big players this offseason.

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
RB Ahman Green UFA (Cut) Houston Texans Free Agent
OG Fred Weary UFA Houston Texans Free Agent
OT Mike Brisiel ERFA Houston Texans Free Agent
OT Chris L. White UFA Houston Texans Free Agent
C Bryan Pittman UFA Houston Texans Free Agent
OL Rashad Butler RFA Houston Texans Free Agent
DL Jeff Zgonina UFA Houston Texans Free Agent
LB Morlon Greenwood UFA (Cut) Houston Texans Free Agent
CB Demarcus Faggins UFA Houston Texans Free Agent
CB Dunta Robinson UFA Houston Texans Free Agent
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 13th, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    They play in a difficult division, but this could be a team on the rise in 2009

    agreed. they showed sparks of life late in the season, who knows right! good breakdown lester’s!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 13th, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    thanks ck

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