It’s no secret that the Houston Texans need help in their defensive backfield. The Texans’ passing defense ranked 21st in the NFL in 2014. Therefore, Houston is open for business when it comes to free agent safeties.
And that’s why veteran safety Rahim Moore is visiting the Texans’ organization in Houston on Wednesday. Moore is currently considered the best free agent safety available.
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The 25-year old was a second round pick out of UCLA by the Denver Broncos back in 2011. Moore recorded a total of 50 tackles and a career-high four interceptions as a member of the Broncos in 2014.
For Houston, safeties Kendrick Lewis and D.J. Swearinger were their starters in the backfield last season. Now, Lewis is currently an unrestricted free agent along with veteran safety Danieal Manning.
The Texans helped solidify their defensive backfield last week when they re-signed cornerback Kareem Jackson.
If Houston is unable to sign Moore, they could easily look to the upcoming NFL Draft to fill their needs. The cornerback position is considered an area of strength in this year’s draft. But safety isn’t.
With the 16th overall pick, the Texans should have the opportunity to select one of the, if not the, top prospect at either one of those defensive backfield positions. But considering how many voids Houston has to fill during the draft, signing a free agent like Moore would go a long way in focusing their draft decisions.