Texans re-sign Vernon Hargreaves, A.J. McCarron for depth next season
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans have re-signed A.J. McCarron and Vernon Hargreaves III to one-year deals for this upcoming season.
The Houston Texans continue to bring their players back into the fold and re-signed several contributors once the NFL free agency period began. Texans and A.J. McCarron have agreed to a one year deal worth up to $4 million with $3.75 guaranteed according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
McCarron had very little playing time last season but he showed plenty of promise in his lone start of the season against a desperate Tennessee Titans team that had a playoff berth on the line in Week 17.
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McCarron looked in control of the offense and played relatively well taking into consideration he was playing with mostly depth players as Bill O’Brien decided to rest the starters.
Although it’s a minor move, the Texans did well in keeping their backup quarterback for another season.
Houston is also bringing back cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III according to Texans insider Patrick Storm. The possibility for a reunion was on the table after the Texans waived Hargreaves to prevent from paying him a $10 million fifth-year option the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exercised while he was on their roster.
Although he had his ups and downs with Houston last season, Hargreaves remains a good addition as a low-risk high upside player to bring into training camp.
Hargreaves could benefit in learning the Texans’ playbook through an entire offseason and compete for a roster spot for this upcoming season after being the designated slot cornerback in the secondary for the 2019 season.