The Houston Texans just regained a big piece of their secondary on Tuesday – resigning cornerback Brice McCain to a three year deal.
Mainly playing as a nickel-defender last season, McCain broke the news on Twitter earlier that he and his agent had agreed on a new contract. While only starting in two-games last season, McCain resembles the youth of the Texans secondary that we will most likely see in the future, still at the young age of 26.
McCain had an interception last season for the Texans in the 12-games he played, while overcoming foot surgery early on in December. He’s likely to step up into a bigger role as time goes on, and has lived up to the athleticism and physicality that scouting reports had him noted for when drafted in 2009.
It’s still a little early to judge, but McCain could turn out to be a sixth round gem thanks to the smarts of Rick Smith. There’s likely to be a battle in training camp this season at corner, but at the very least, resigning McCain simply adds more depth to the Texans roster.
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