Houston Texans Saturday Roundup: Texans sign a safety
Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater (80) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
On Friday, the Houston Texans made another offseason signing as they added safety Kendrick Lewis to their defensive backfield.
In an ESPN.com article, it says of the newest Texans safety:
"“Lewis, 25, had spent his entire four-year NFL career with the Chiefs after being drafted in the fifth round in 2010.”"
The safety didn’t have a bad season in 2013 as he totaled 56 tackles, four passed deflections and one interception. For his career, Lewis has 172 tackles, seven interceptions and two forced fumbles.
This signing is a good signing for the fact they are building some depth within their roster. I don’t know a lot about Lewis as I haven’t seen a lot of Kansas City Chiefs games lately, but he seems to be a quality pro, which is what the team needs under new head coach Bill O’Brien.
Against the Texans last season (a 17-16 loss for the Texans), Lewis had four tackles and one pass deflection.
It will be fun to see how the Texans continue to add depth to the defense as the offseason progresses.
In other Texans news:
• Here is an article on Matt Schaub by Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, talking about his time with the team. In seven years with the Texans, Schaub was 46-42 as a starter.
• At CSN Houston, they spoke to Texans left tackle Duane Brown about the trade of Schaub, quoting Brown as saying:
"“I’m sad to see him go,” Brown said on the phone Friday afternoon. “He’s been a great friend and teammate to me since I’ve been here.”"
It is a shame how everything turned out for the Texans and Schaub lately, but it was time for all parties involved for that coveted “fresh start.”
• Here is an article from Just Blog Baby about Schaub being named the new starting QB of the Raiders. The Raiders traded for Schaub for a sixth-round pick.
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