Houston Texans lose DE Jared Crick to Denver
The Houston Texans lost one of their starting defensive linemen as defensive end Jared Crick signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos
Well the Denver Broncos now stole a starter from the Houston Texans. This one won’t bring as much attention, but it’s a tough loss for Houston as defensive end Jared Crick agreed to a two-year deal to join the defending Super Bowl champs.
Crick has been an incredibly underrated player, which tends to happen when you start opposite the best player at your position, which he has been doing with J.J. Watt manning the opposite defensive end slot in Houston. A great run stuffer, Crick joins his former head coach, Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips.
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At just 26-years old, Crick has a lot left in the tank and has started 31-of-32 games the past two seasons. He recorded 56 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2014 and followed that up with 46 tackles and two more sacks in 2015.
The Broncos and Texans will be linked to one another for quite a while now, and not just because of the connection with Kubiak and Phillips who coached in Houston. The Texans were able to step in and take Denver’s potential starting quarterback, Brock Osweiler, as soon as free agency opened.
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There have also been rumors that the Broncos could be interested in both former Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and current Houston signal caller, Brian Hoyer.