Houston Texans re-signing crucial core of special teams

Ka'imi Fairbairn Houston Texans (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Ka'imi Fairbairn Houston Texans (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans are working on bringing back their thriving core of special teams heading into next season.

The Houston Texans have begun the process of opening negotiations with the representatives of their impending free agents and started successfully re-signing the majority of their targets.

Texans have agreed to deals with Ka’imi Fairbairn, Jon Weeks, Tyrell Adams, Taiwan Jones, DeAndre Carter, Phillip Gaines, Darren Fells, Brandon Dunn, and tendered Dylan Cole to a one year contract.

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Outside of retaining the majority of their free agents before the start of free agency, Texans prioritized in extending Bryan Anger towards the end of the regular season to ensure they kept their punter for the next three seasons.

The Texans have worked diligently to keep most of their core that has been successful under special teams coordinator Brad Seely.

Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo is the sole player that remains a free agent that formed part of the Texans special teams last season; however, Houston has expressed an interest in bringing him back, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Although re-signing special teamers doesn’t create major excitement with a fanbase, Bill O’Brien and the Texans’ front office have made smart calculated moves in keeping the majority of their contributors in what remains an important phase of the game in special teams.

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Houston’s special teams have remained a consistent, cohesive unit since Seely took over in 2018, and they will have the opportunity for the majority of their contributors to return for this upcoming season.