Free agent cornerback Jason Verrett taking free agency visit with the Houston Texans.
2015 Pro Bowl cornerback Jason Verrett will be making his rounds in free agency and will visit the Houston Texans. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans will be one of the many teams interested in bringing him for a free agency visit and explore his fit with the team. A California native, Verrett has ties to the state of Texas as he played his collegial football with Texas Christian University.
Verrett will start his visits with the San Francisco 49ers, then visit the Texans, and then go with the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Verrett will undergo a physical with the 49ers to indicate his health bill after suffering several significant injuries early in his career.
Verrett was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 2014 NFL Draft with their first-round draft pick. He has been one of the most talented cover corners in the NFL, but injuries have kept him off the field. Since being drafted in 2014, he has dealt with a torn labrum his rookie season, a torn ACL in2016, a recurring knee injury shut him down for the season to undergo surgery in 2017, and this past season a torn Achilles kept him from playing with the Chargers.
Out of the possible 80 regular season games Verrett could have played since entering the league, he has only been able to play in 25 games. Verrett has 80 total tackles, 19 pass deflections, five interceptions, and a defensive touchdown.
His best season to date was in 2015 when earned Pro Bowl honors for being one of the most productive corners in the league. He finished the season with 47 tackles, 12 pass deflections, and three interceptions.