Will the Houston Texans re-sign Garrett Graham before free agency begins?


Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) scores a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers during second half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

If you have read me this past season, you know I’m a big believer in Houston Texans free agent Garrett Graham and that I believe they should re-sign the 27-year old tight end.

It looks as though the Texans will release veteran TE Owen Daniels, and that would leave them with just Ryan Griffin as the lone TE on the roster.

If the Texans do release Daniels, which I don’t have a problem with as it would be a salary dump, I think there is still a lot of potential in Graham, and he and Griffin would make a nice TE duo next season if both players stay healthy.

The Houston Chronicle reported Monday the following from Brian T. Smith, quoting Graham:

"“I just want to play for a team where I’m going to be utilized and I can make some plays.”"

He also wrote:

"“Graham said the Texans haven’t let him know he’s a ‘priority’ during free agency.”"

I honestly have no clue what the Texans will do during free agency, but I believe Graham should be near the top of the list, along with improving their depth at wide receiver and defensive line. They also need to look at the defensive backfield as well.

Last year, Graham had 49 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns. For his five-year career, Graham has 78 receptions for 832 yards and eight TDs.

I know not everyone is a believer in Graham, and that’s fine, I understand, but they could keep him probably at a good price and not have to worry about the TE spot on the roster for a few years if they can just work out a deal with him before free agency begins on Tuesday.

Do you want Graham to return to the Texans next season?

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