Houston Texans: 3 intriguing free agent options available

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Houston Texans: Damon Harrison NT

Damon Harrison is an obvious fit with the Houston Texans after he was released by the Detroit Lions. The New England Patriots, Texans, and Lions all share similar coaching philosophies and sign players from each other’s roster since it aligns with how they want to structure their roster.

Harrison is still a talented defender on the right team, and the Texans could use a nose tackle like him after D.J. Reader signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in this past free agency period. The Texans re-signed Brandon Dunn after Reader’s departure, but there isn’t another veteran nose tackle that could step in to help the defensive line.

Texans have intriguing players in Eddie Vanderdoes and Auzoyah Alufohai on the depth chart, but they are still relatively young and are still developing as players at the professional level. Harrison’s fit with the Lions was awkward at certain moments with the Lions not really contending under Matt Patricia as the head coach.

Harrison originally signed with the New York Giants but he was traded a few seasons later to the Lions. He had to adapt to a new situation and working environment with coaches he didn’t choose to be with. If Harrison signs with the Texans he will have chosen to be there, and he will have the opportunity to work with former NFL defensive lineman, Anthony Weaver.

Weaver is now the defensive coordinator for the Texans, but he will still be coaching the defensive line players for the upcoming season. Weaver has a great track record with the players he coaches and Harrison could be one of the players that could benefit from working with him. Harrison would be a solid addition to the Texans defense if he decided to play in Houston.