Breaking down the Houston Texans’ offensive line in 2017
Offensive Guards Depth:
Right guard Josh Walker is entering his fourth year in the NFL after going undrafted in 2014.
Walker is entering his second season with the Texans after being signed off the practice squad mid-season in 2016.
Walker has the versatility to play multiple spots along the offensive line. He played guard and tackle with the Green Bay Packers.
With Tony Bergstrom being released, Walker is a candidate to be the backup guard in 2017.
Although drafted in 2013, David Quessenberry hasn’t played in a single regular season game. He suffered a foot injury his rookie season that landed him on the injured reserve.
After the foot injury, Quessenberry had a bigger obstacle to overcome. As the Texans community knows, DQ recently won his battle against cancer after being diagnosed in 2014.
It’s a herculean feat to play such a physical game after dealing with such a deadly disease. Keep an eye out on Quessenberry, his versatility and athleticism will be a valuable asset on the offensive line.
Quessenberry could be the backup right guard and emergency fifth offensive tackle. A similar role Jeff Adams served in 2015 before tearing his patella tendon against the Carolina Panthers.
Undrafted out of the University of Auburn, Chad Slade had a decent training camp last season. He has the versatility that the Texans love and spent last season on their practice squad.
Slade is a long shot to make the roster but he has the tools to secure a spot in the practice squad.