Houston Texans really need a right tackle. Mike Remmers could be that guy.
Heading into the second day of NFL free agency, the Houston Texans’ search for a right tackle will start with bringing in Mike Remmers for a visit on Saturday.
Remmers’ agent told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that his client will first visit with the Minnesota Vikings before heading to Houston.
Remmers turns 28 years-old next month. He went undrafted in 2012 out of Oregon State.
Remmers started his career with the Denver Broncos and has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and most recently the Carolina Panthers.
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Remmers has started all 16 regular season games for the Panthers over the past two seasons. So he’s certainly reliable.
Remmers was the 51st ranked offensive tackle in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus. His overall grade from last season was a 66.1. His pass blocking grade was 55.0, while his run blocking grade was 73.5.
Remmers’ overall grade in 2015 was 72.1 and in 2014 was 72.8. He’s pretty much an average offensive tackle. He could be the band-aid the Texans need until they find a better option at right tackle. That may or may not happen through this year’s draft since this year’s crop of offensive tackles is very weak compared to other years.