5 free agents for Houston Texans that are a perfect fit
5. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
2018 stats: 104 carries, 414 rushing yards (4.0 ypc), 55 receptions, 487 receiving yards, 5 total touchdowns, 1 fumble.
Lamar Miller is a talented back, and he’s earned a major role in the Houston Texans offense, but that doesn’t mean the Texans shouldn’t pursue his replacement — or even sidekick — as he is entering a contract year in 2019.
Cue T.J. Yeldon, who is likely looking to find a bigger role outside of Jacksonville.
Yeldon would be a puzzle piece fit in the Texans offense. He has the ability to reshape their developing spread offense due to his receiving ability, as he possesses sure hands, and refined route running for a running back. He also has the size that all coaches covet at running back at 6-1, 223 pounds. In turn, that size helps him be just that much more lethal as a downhill runner, but he has just enough vision and elusiveness to fit in a zone running scheme.
But wait, there’s more versatility and things to love about former Alabama back.
Yeldon is only 25 years old and has a very limited workload on his resume. He’s an excellent blocker out of the backfield, and more importantly, signing him would take away from AFC South rival’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Simply put, the Texans could always use a Le’Veon Bell, but a T.J. Yeldon can be just as effective considering they already have Miller and D’Onta Foreman on the roster.