The Houston Texans don’t feature a top-flight tight end, which means that as training camp gets underway the starting job is wide open
The Houston Texans will hold their first official practice of training camp on Sunday July 31st. This will be an open camp that Texans fans can go and enjoy (provided a ticket was obtained within the first few minutes of their availability), and it will also be the first chance we all get at seeing how each position will look as far as the depth chart is considered.
One position which will be up for grabs is the tight end spot, which has been somewhat of a sore spot in recent years.
For eight seasons Owen Daniels manned the spot and was one of the true workhorses of the NFL. In 100 games as a Texan, Daniels caught 385 passes for 4,617 yards with 29 touchdowns. After an injury plagued 2013 campaign Daniels was let go by head coach Bill O’Brien and his new staff and replaced with Garrett Graham.
This move made sense because during that same 2013 season Graham had 49 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns. He wasn’t able to duplicate that success as a pass catcher once he was moved to starter and was inactive for most of 2015 when he recorded just four receptions.
Graham is now in Denver, as the team is looking for one of their young players at the spot to step up and become a week-in-and-week-out starter.
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