Texans to work out Lamarr Houston, per report

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Could Lamarr Houston replace Whitney Mercilus on the Houston Texans’ defense?

With starting linebacker Whitney Mercilus done for the season, the Houston Texans will be bringing in free agent Lamarr Houston for a workout on Tuesday of this week.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle broke the news on Monday.

The 30 year-old Houston was a second round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2010. He then signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 2014, but was released just last year after suffering a torn ACL in 2016.

Houston has 285 tackles, 25 sacks, four forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and one interception during his NFL career.

If Houston has enough gas left in the tank, he could end up helping the Texans after they lost two of their best defensive players during their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

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The most sacks that Houston ever recorded in a season was in 2015, when he finished the year with eight sacks for the Bears. During his final season with the Raiders in 2013, he ended up with six sacks.

No one can replace Mercilus, but Houston could end up helping.

Texans checking out a cornerback.

The Texans are also bringing in former Buffalo Bills cornerback Marcus Sayles for a workout as well, according to Wilson.

The 23 year-old Sayles went undrafted this past April out of West Georgia and ended up signing with the Bills. He was released from their practice squad in early September.

Comment below and give us your thoughts on the Texans working out both Houston and Sayles.