Texans morning huddle: Free agent options, Brook’s offseason
The morning huddle brings you all the Houston Texans news you need to know to keep up with your team, today’s links include a look at free agency and the draft
Good morning Texans fans, and a happy Thursday to you all! The morning huddle is back with all the news you need to know, enjoy;
Texans lineman Brandon Brooks spends his offseasons securing his financial future – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Brandon Brooks is strategizing for the mob.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithWell, not the mob exactly, but a mob-run garbage business trying to keep out another competitor.“If we use intimidation, can they do it, too?” one classmate wonders.“We are really evil,” another classmate says.“So much more fun this way,” says Brooks, 26, who has squeezed his 6-foot-5, 335-pound frame into a seat that is not designed for NFL offensive linemen."
The Harris 100 is unveiled – by John Harris, HoustonTexans.com
"Now that the 2015 NFL season has been tucked in and put to bed for good, it’s time to get the off-season going in earnest. That means the unveiling of my annual Harris 100 for what seems like the 100th year in a row. From a Texans perspective, it’s my second year putting this together for our website, but I’ve done something akin to this for years. I mention that because the presentation of this Harris 100, my listing of the top 100 prospects headed into the 2016 NFL Draft, is beyond anything ever attached to my name."
Players excited for Mexico City – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"The 2016 NFL schedule hasn’t been released, but the Texans do know one road game on their schedule will require a passport. The Oakland Raiders will host Houston on Monday Night Football on Nov. 21 at Estadio Azteca.“We have a great fan base and to be able to travel around the U.S. and play in these different stadiums is amazing,” Duane Brown said on Tuesday’s Texans All Access show. “ But to go abroad somewhere and to somewhere that doesn’t have football all the time, that level of excitement is going to be insane and from what I hear it’s going to be like 100,000 plus people so it’s going to be very exciting.”"
2016 Houston Texans Free Agency: Pairing J.J. Watt With Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson Is Priority Number – by Brett Kollmann, Battle Red Blog
"Bill O’Brien and Rick Smith have a dilemma on their hands as the annual March free agency frenzy approaches – what the hell do they do with Jared Crick? While J.J. Watt generally gets most, if not all of, the credit for the success of Houston’s defensive line, Crick has been a reliable and unheralded run stopping five-technique defensive end for the Texans since the start of the O’Brien era. His contract is set to expire next month, which could leave a gaping hole on the depth chart if the front office does not feel that Christian Covington, Jeoffrey Pagan, or Devon Still are up to the task of replacing him on the cheap. If Crick is retained, expect that deal to be somewhere in the Mike Devito range of contracts, which would put him around $4-5 million per year. Meanwhile, Covington, Still, and Pagan all currently make less than $2 million per year combined."