If there is one thing folks can say about Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio, it is that he’s not afraid to revamp the roster, including making a trade. This time the Texans traded for Ka’Dar Hollman in a deal made with the Green Bay Packers.
This trade for Hollman is just one of many roster moves Caserio has made this offseason since taking over as the general manager, and that has been a good thing because the revamping of the roster shows Texans fans that the things aren’t going to be business as usual.
In acquiring Hollman, all the Texans gave to the Packers was a seventh-round pick, as reported by Field Yates on his Twitter account, so there isn’t a lot of risk by gaining a former sixth-round pick by Green Bay in 2019 out of Toledo.
Below is the tweet from Yates about the Texans making the trade with their Week 1 preseason opponent, as the draft pick given up by the Texans previously belonged to the Chicago Bears:
This isn’t a blockbuster trade or even a trade that will shake up the starting lineup to start the ’21 season, but it is a trade for a player in which the Texans could use to complete the puzzle that is their 53-man roster for quality depth purposes compared to those already on the roster.
Houston Texans: Ka’Dar Hollman can help the special teams in ’21
Hollman last season collected seven solo tackles and three passes defensed in the 14 games he was active for, equaling 108 plays on defense. He also played in 38 percent of Green Bay’s special teams plays, amounting for 165 snaps of special teams action.
This is a good sign for the Texans because special teams must be improved and have better options than compared to past seasons, and from his past, Hollman is going to produce on the special teams of the Houston Texans.
When playing on defense in ’20, Hollman was targeted against 17 times, allowing seven receptions, a 41.2-percent completion rate. He allowed 3.7 yards per target, which was a total of 63 yards and no touchdowns.
Again, this isn’t a blockbuster deal and won’t be discussed all over SportsCenter, but there is a lot to like about this trade, and Hollman is a player the Texans seemingly wanted and made sure they had on their roster in exchange for the draft pick.
The Texans do have a couple decisions to make with 10 defensive backs on their roster, so seeing who stays and who is asked to leave will be a big deal following the Hollman trade, but it is part of the business that is the NFL that must be done.