Offseason Analysis: Houston Texans
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.
|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|