The offseason will be here before we know it and the Houston Texans need to address these five positions to set themselves up for a successful 2016 season
The Houston Texans went 9-7 this past season, but that doesn’t mean that all is well with their roster. There are definitely still some holes that need to be addressed as evidenced by the harsh way their season ended at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the final game of the NFL season just days away, it’s time to start thinking about the offseason that will follow. The biggest draw is of course the draft, but in order for a team to draft successfully, it’s best to fill as many holes as possible in free agency.
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Taking this approach makes the draft process more about taking the absolute best player available, rather than taking a player that’s less valuable out of pure desperation.
This doesn’t mean that every free agency move needs to be a huge signing, especially since most teams that “win” free agency usually lose on Sundays. Rather, the smart way to address free agency is by finding players who can fill in as either a stop-gap player or simply provide good service at a reasonable price.
Here we look at the five positions on the Texans roster that head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith absolutely have to address.