Here’s all the news you need to know with every player that’s been linked to the Houston Texans.
Mike Remmers was supposed to visit the Texans, but signed with the Vikings.
John Simon headed to the Colts.
Quintin Demp signing with Bears.
Not only are the Texans losing A.J. Bouye, but safety Quiintin Demps is moving on.
Tony Romo to be released Thursday
It’s now being reported that the Dallas Cowboys will release Romo on Thursday. He will then choose between the Broncos and Texans.
Shane Lechler and Nick Novak
The Texans have re-signed both Nick Novak and Shane Lechler.
Cornerback A.J. Bouye
The Philadelphia Eagles have contacted A.J. Bouye’s agent now that the tampering window is open until free agency starts.
There’s some belief that the Texans could re-sign Bouye for almost $12 million a year, according to a report.
Now it’s being reported that the Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns are all interested in Bouye.
Texans worried the Eagles will sign Bouye.
Bouye is not expected to re-sign with the Texans, but will be staying in the AFC South.
Bouye signing with the Jaguars. The contract is expected to be around $14 million a year.
Linebacker John Simon
It sounds like the Texans could have a hard time re-signing linebacker John Simon.
From Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle:
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien raved about Simon this past season.
"“He is kind of an unsung hero type of player,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said of Simon during the season. “He’s a guy who personifies doing your job. He does a good job every week of going out and doing what he’s coached to do. Vrabel does a good job of coaching him."
Offensive lineman Ricky Wagner
The Texans are looking into signing Baltimore Ravens free agent right tackle Ricky Wagner.
The expectation right now is that Wagner will land a deal on the open market that will pay him $8 million a year.
Sounds like Wagner could end up being too expensive for the Texans.
The Lions have signed Wagner. So now one less right tackle option is available for the Texans.
Tight end Ryan Griffin
The Houston Texans and tight end Ryan Griffin both want to get a new deal done.
The following is from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
"The Texans and Griffin have mutual interest in having him back under a new contract with no deal imminent as a positive dialogue continues, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly.It’s expected to take time this week to crystallize what is Griffin’s value on the open market. Free agency officially begins Thursday afternoon and NFL teams are allowed to discuss players with agents starting Tuesday at noon."
The good news for the Texans is that if they’re unable re-sign Griffin, this year’s draft is loaded with talent at the position.
With this year’s draft being so talented at tight end, it could also hurt Griffin’s leverage on the open market.
We will continue to update this post as more news and rumors become available.