Jeremy Lane not headed to Texans after all

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The Houston Texans won’t be getting anymore help at the cornerback position with Jeremy Lane failing his physical.

Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Jeremy Lane was supposed to join the Houston Texans as a part of the trade that sent left tackle Duane Brown to the Seahawks.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that Lane has failed his physical with the Texans, so both teams had to amend the trade in order to make it work.

The Texans are now giving up Brown and a 2018 5th round pick in exchange for a 2018 third round pick and a 2019 second round pick.

This of course means that Lane will rejoin the Seahawks.

It sounds like Lane ended up getting injured during this past Sunday’s win over the Texans.

With Lane no longer coming to Houston and the trade deadline now in the past, the Texans can only get better through free agency.

The Texans did work out veteran cornerback Sterling Moore on Tuesday. They may want to give him a call if they liked what they saw from his workout.

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At the end of the day, if the Texans’ pass rush could somehow get better without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus, it would help guys like cornerback Kevin Johnson, who have been struggling.

Houston can only hope that a veteran like linebacker Lamarr Houston can continue to get more comfortable in their defense and make an impact during the second half of the season. He does already have four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in two games.