Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Safety
Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis (21) cannot make an interception during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The final defensive position breakdown in our series here at the Toro Times is focused on how the Houston Texans are looking at the safety position heading in to 2015. Perhaps no unit on the team has seen as much overhaul as this group has during the offseason.
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Both starters from last season are gone as Houston showed no interest in bringing back last year’s one season rental at free safety Kendrick Lewis, who is now with Baltimore. Then they surprisingly waived D.J. Swearinger, a second round pick from 2013, who was promptly claimed by Tampa Bay.
Head coach Bill O’Brien obviously was not impressed with the play of either safety, and showed that draft status guarantees nothing for any player on the roster.
So after letting both starters go, we now see the team preparing to start a couple of new faces at the position this season.
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