Report: Texans looking at two big name free agent tight ends

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The Houston Texans are suddenly depleted at the tight end position and have to add a free agent. They’re now eyeing both Gary Barnidge and Jacob Tamme.

With Houston Texans’ starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz now on injured reserve after suffering his second concussion over the course of the past month, they’re looking to add a veteran.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans are interested in signing either Gary Barnidge or Jacob Tamme.

While losing Fiedorowicz is certainly not good, it also doesn’t help that both back up tight ends Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson also suffered concussions in week one.

So as of right now the only player that can step in and help is Evan Baylis who was just added to the Texans’ 53-man roster from their practice squad.

Barnidge is 31 years-old and had a breakout season for the Browns in 2015, but ended up getting released this past April after cashing in on a new contract the year before. He’s scored 14 total touchdowns during his career.

The 32 year-old Tamme has played with Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan after spending time with the Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons. Like Barnidge he has a total of 14 touchdowns during his career.

Tamme and Barnidge aren’t the most attractive options, but they could certainly help out a struggling Texans’ offense.

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