Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Joe Mays (53) reacts after a defensive play during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Thursday Roundup


The 2014 free agency period for the Houston Texans has started off quiet for the team with the worst record in the NFL this past season.

The team has lost some players to other teams due to free agency, but nothing they can’t overcome. Today will be interesting to see if the Texans keep quarterback Matt Schaub for another day, trade him or release him.

I say he stays for at least another day.

In other Texans news:

• As for those who have left due to free agency, one of those players yesterday who left was linebacker Joe Mays, who went with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mays played just one year with the Texans and won’t be a huge loss for the team.

In an article on ESPN.com, it says of the Chiefs signing Mays:

“Mays signed a two-year, $6 million deal, which includes a $1.5 million signing bonus, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. The contract includes incentives up to $4 million each year.”

Good for Mays, but there was no way the Texans were going to or should have paid that much.

 

• The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel is reporting former Texans tight end Owen Daniels is visiting with the Green Bay Packers.

The article says:

“How much the Packers are willing to pay to have the Naperville, Ill., native return to the state may depend on what happens with [Andrew] Quarless. If Quarless leaves, there will be more pressure on them to fill the position.”

If the Packers have the cap space and have the room on their roster for Daniels, he would be a very good free agency pickup for them.

 

• Here is an article from the Ultimate Texans Blog where they write about Terrell McClain signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

The post says:

“McClain, a restricted free agent who wasn’t made a qualifying offer by the Texans, has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple media reports.”

Again, I don’t se it as a huge loss for the Texans, but as John McClain wrote and I’ll agree with what he said:

“He was a valuable backup the past two seasons with the Texans.”

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