Houston Texans: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

Arian Foster, Houston Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Shaun Cody, Houston Texans
Shaun Cody, Houston Texans. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) /

player. 10. . DE. (2009-12). Shaun Cody. 14

The Texans signed Shaun Cody in 2009 as a free agent defensive tackle. Cody played his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2005 to 2008. Once he joined the Texans, he played in 59 total games, starting 57 of those, where he totaled 99 tackles (59 solo) with six tackles for a loss, seven quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks.

Cody, who was really a nose tackle for the Texans, has his best season with the Texans in 2011. In 16 games played, he had two passes defended, one fumble recovery, one sack, 23 tackles, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hits.

The most tackles in a season while with the Texans came in 2010, where he collected 38 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. His other half-sack while playing for Houston was back in 2009, a season where he had 21 total tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback hits in 14 games played, 13 of those being starts.

Cody might not have played the most glamorous position on the Texans, but he seemed to do a solid job. He did it well enough to be a part of teams in Houston that made the AFC playoffs in the 2011 and 2012 NFL seasons.

For his four playoff games with the Texans, Cody totaled two solo tackles and five assisted tackles. The Texans were 2-2 in those games, with wins over the Cincinnati Bengals in both 2011 and 2012.