Seahawks sign former Texans guard Oday Aboushi
The Houston Texans have lost another player in free agency.
The Seattle Seahawks signed former Houston Texans offensive guard Oday Aboushi to a one-year contract on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
The 25 year-old Aboushi was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft by the New York Jets after playing his college ball at the University of Virginia.
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Aboushi was picked up by the Texans in 2015 after being claimed off of waivers. He started a total of eight games during his time in Houston while appearing in a total 11 games. Three of Aboushi’s starts came last season.
Aboushi was a great pass blocker this past season with a rating of 83.6, according to Pro Football Focus. But his run blocking was really bad at 37.2. He had an overall rating of 55.5 for 2016.
The Texans have yet to sign an outside free agent this offseason after losing cornerback A.j. Bouye, safety Quintin Demps, linebacker John Simon and now Aboushi.
While many fans are wondering why Houston has been so quite in free agency, it’s because they don’t have a lot of money and they likely have their eyes set on signing Tony Romo once he gets released by the Dallas Cowboys.
Ultimately the Texans really don’t have any pressing needs that they can’t take care of in next month’s draft.