The Houston Texans had a very busy Saturday, making multiple trades to hopefully improve their roster for the 2019 season.
When it comes to making roster changes to get their final number of players down to 53 the Houston Texans went about it in a very different way than most teams did. The Texans began the day by trading defensive pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks.
More from Houston Texans News
- Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12
- Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is over
- Houston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie Smith
- Houston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie Smith
- There is just one way the Texans can lose the No. 1 pick
Also on Saturday afternoon, the Texans made a trade with the New England Patriots for cornerback Keion Crossen, while giving up a sixth-round pick.
Later in the evening, a blockbuster trade occurred with the Texans trading for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills with the Miami Dolphins, for a package of players and high-round draft picks.
Players the Texans traded on Saturday included offensive linemen Julie’n Davenport, Rankin, and cornerback Johnson Bademosi. The Texans also traded two future first round picks (2020, 2021), a second round pick (2021), a sixth round pick (2020), but gained a fourth round pick (2020) and a sixth round pick (2021) in the fury of trades made.
It would have been very interesting to see how Crockett and Higdon would have played with the Texans in games that actually matter. It is also evident the Texans are in a “win now or else” mindset as head coach and part-time acting general manager Bill O’Brien traded the possible future of the Texans away for players he and his coaching staff need right now.
It is also understandable the Texans must win now, because without a full-time general manager, the coaching staff is in a bit of weird situation. They need to have the players to win games starting with Week 1 on Monday Night Football — when the Texans go on the road to face the New Orleans Saints — to work their way to a successful season, and to keep their jobs too.
Houston has a chance in front of them to make the playoffs for a second straight year, and now they’ve made their decisions, and soon we’ll all know how well those decisions have worked out.
Here are takeaways at the trades made by O’Brien and the Texans on Saturday.