Texans reach agreement with Brent Qvale to bolster the offensive line
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans are signing Brent Qvale to bring depth to the offensive line.
The Houston Texans and Brent Qvale have agreed on a one year deal for the 2020 season, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26. Qvale is coming to Houston with a familiar background with Mike Devlin, who was the New York Jets offensive line coach in Qvale’s rookie season.
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The Texans have brought several offensive linemen that Devlin worked with in his time with the Jets before joining Houston as their offensive line coach in 2015. Breno Giacomini and Oday Aboushi are both former Jets that joined Devlin when he took the job in Houston.
Qvale signed with the Jets after going undrafted from Nebraska in 2014 and was a mainstay with the Jets until the conclusion of the 2019 season.
He spent his rookie season on their practice squad before forming part of the Jets’ active roster for the next five seasons.
Qvale started 15 out of the 63 games he was active in his five-year stint with the Jets and was relatively healthy until this past season. Qvale dealt with a knee injury that landed him on the injured reserve for the majority of the regular season before he was brought back and appeared in three games.
Houston isn’t guaranteeing Qvale a roster spot for this season on a one year deal. They are bringing him into the fold to push for playing time in the preseason and see where they go from there as they evaluate how he fits within the organization.