Houston Texans Friday Roundup


Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans finally did something in free agency, though it didn’t make a lot of waves in the national media on Thursday, by re-signing tight end Garrett Graham to a three-year deal.

The Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog said of the deal:

"“The three-year deal is for $11.25 million, including $4.5 guaranteed.”"

As I wrote yesterday, I believe this is a good move for the Texans, and with Graham being the starter full-time in 2014, he’ll break into what I believe is untapped potential in replacing former Texans TE Owen Daniels in the No. 1 role.

In other Texans news:

• The Associated Press reported free agent linebacker Darryl Sharpton and the Washington Redskins agreed on a one-year contract.

The article posted on the Ultimate Texans blog said:

"“Sharpton would help the Redskins’ special teams and could be another candidate to replace London Fletcher, who is expected to retire.”"

Not a big loss for the Texans, but it is becoming easy to see that their roster will have a different look than what it did this past season.

• Here is an article from ESPN.com by Texans reporter Tania Ganguli on how Vince Wilfork and B.J. Raji could fit into the Texans’ defense.

The article stated:

"“Another player still on the market is former Packers tackle B.J. Raji, another large man (6-foot-3, 337 pounds) who could be a better fit in Houston than he was in Green Bay recently.”"

If the Texans can get one of these two players on the roster to help fill up space in on their defensive line, well, that could do nothing but make J.J. Watt even more productive than he’s already been in his three-year career. That thought is scary, right?

• Here is the first-round mock draft we did on Monday if you haven’t read it yet.

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