Should The Houston Texans Re-Sign Brooks Reed?


One of the areas the Houston Texans need to upgrade this offseason is their linebacker corps. But the first step in retooling this area of the defense could be to try and keep some of their more key free agents. But is linebacker Brooks Reed one of them?

The 27-year old played in 16 games last season, but only recorded 41 total tackles, three sacks, and one interception. Reed has only been able to record 14.5 sacks in his four-year career and was ranked as the 28th best 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL by Pro Football Focus in 2014.

Reed has been a stalwart of this defense ever since he replaced an injured Mario Williams in his rookie season. Unfortunately, his production since that time has been mediocre at best, averaging just over 42 tackles and 3.5 sacks per season during his NFL career.

So what exactly is Reed’s value to this Texans’ team? Would Houston be better served allowing him to leave as a free agent and finding a different player at his position along the linebacker corps? Or should the team simply value Reed’s veteran presence and re-sign him?

Submit your answer in the poll below and feel free to explain your choice in our comment section.

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