The Houston Texans have received much-needed help from their offseason additions in the first nine games of the regular season as they head towards the bye week.
The Houston Texans had a rather quiet offseason in free agency with no marquee player headed to Houston for the 2019 NFL season. Texans were heading into the 2019 season with a lot of uncertainty after parting with several contributors from last season.
However, the minor moves the Texans made in free agency have put them in a favorable position heading into the bye week. The Texans are heading into Week 10 as the leaders of the AFC South with a record of 6-3 and are ranked as the third seed of the AFC division with only trailing the New England Patriots (8-1) and Baltimore Ravens (6-2).
The Texans signed Tashaun Gipson, Bradley Roby, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, A.J. McCarron, Darren Fells, Matt Kalil, and Jahleel Addae in the offseason after losing several starters from the previous season.
Every player remains on the roster except for Kalil, who was released once the Texans acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins in a blockbuster trade. Texans also waived Boddy-Calhoun before the start of the season but signed him back to the roster after suffering multiple injuries in the secondary.
The Texans’ decision in the offseason of signing below the radar players that could potentially pay off are beginning to look like the right decisions as Houston is three games above .500 entering Week 10.