Yesterday the Houston Texans practiced in full pads. Players like Daryl Sharpton flashed Coach Kubiak. This is a good sign to here that the defense is coming along nicely. We’ve heard since camp opened that Brandon Harris has began to be noticed and now Sharpton.
On the offensive side of the ball it seems as if all the attention is at the wide receiver position. With Andre Johnson out with a finger a few differnet players are getting a chance at more reps than they normally would perhaps.
Along with Dorin Dickerson two of the undrafted free agents signed at the start of free agency are making the most of their opportunities. Terrance Tolliver and Lestar Jean are two players that are catching his eye. Coach Kubiak went as far as to say about the duo and the battle for the fourth and fifth wide receiver positions.
“They really have. They’re big guys. Obviously they’re getting a big opportunity because Andre’s (Johnson) out. Jacoby’s (Jones) not practicing, so we’re basically running with a real young group right now. They both got the body and the athletic ability to play in this league. We’ll see how far they come. Special teams will probably be a big key there. It’s a good group. It’s probably as good a group of free agent wide receivers we’ve had.”
We believe both players could make the squad on special teams alone. There is very little doubt both Tolliver and Jean can play only question is how bad do they want it and how far will eaches work ethic take them. At the very least we could see one of the two end up on the Texans practice squad for now. We will be keeping an eye on the battle at this position along with keeping you informed.
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