Five Under The Radar Free Agents The Houston Texans Should Target: Offense
Oct 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks (88) reaches for a four yard touchdown during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at the Edward Jones Dome. St. Louis defeated Seattle 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Lance Kendricks, Tight End, St. Louis Rams
The tight end position for the Texans has been sad since the departure of Owen Daniels. Which brings up St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks, who has been a solid receiver, especially in the red zone. He recorded five touchdowns on only 27 total receptions last year.
In 2013 and 2012 he had four touchdowns in each season. 2012 has been the best year of his career going for 42 catches and 519 yards.
Even in a limited role he has outperformed the underwhelming group of tight ends for Houston, and should only improve if given more time. The need for improvement at this ever-evolving position coupled with the fact Kendricks could receive much more playing time makes this seem like a pretty decent pairing.
Obviously to finally make some noise in the playoffs the Texans will need to build a solid core of players, which is usually done in the draft. Looking at these players could help buy time and fill the empty spaces that drafting does not address immediately for Houston.