2022 Houston Texans Free Agent tracker: Who left, who joined?

Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
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With 28 expiring contracts, the list of free agents coming and going from Houston will be long.

The Houston Texans signed a ton of players in the offseason, mainly veterans, and they have a lot of players whose contracts are set to expire once the new league year begins on March 16th. So to help aid in tracking all these transactions, this Houston Texans free agency tracker was born.

This will be updated as players leave, re-sign, get traded, etc. Come back to this to reference everything that is going on with the Houston Texans in free agency.

 Who are the Houston Texans 2022 Unrestricted Free Agents?

  1. Tyrod Taylor– led Houston to the first two wins of the season, but injuries derailed the 2021 campaign as he lost his job to a rookie quarterback for the third year in a row.
  2. David Johnson– The player Houston acquired in the DeAndre Hopkins trade. Johnson has been outright pitiful.
  3. Maliek Collins: Re-signed on March 15th, the deal is two years, $17M that includes $8.5M guaranteed.
  4. Justin Britt: Re-signed on March 14th
  5. Desmond King: Re-signed on March 14th to a two-year, $7M deal with $3.5M guaranteed
  6. Christian Kirksey: Re-signed on March 11th in a two-year deal.
  7. Eric Wilson
  8. Kamu Grugier-Hill: had a 100 tackle season and performed well all year
  9. A.J. Moore
  10. Danny Amendola: made some nice plays when healthy, potentially higher on the list of guys to bring back.
  11. Terrence Brooks: Re-signed on March 14th on a one-year, $2 million deal.
  12. Neville Hewitt:Re-signed on March 26th,
  13. Chris Conley: Re-Signed on March 14th.
  14. Vincent Taylor
  15. DeMarcus Walker
  16. Rex Burkhead– Houston’s leading rusher this year, had the worst franchise performance for a top rusher.
  17. Tae Davis– Was re-signed on February 24th.
  18. Jon Weeks: Was re-signed on February 23rd.
  19. Hardy Nickerson Jr
  20. Justin Reid– well chronicled that Reid is most likely leaving.
  21. Jaleel Johnson
  22. Antony Auclair: Re-signed on March 14th.
  23. Chris Moore: Re-Signed March 14th.
  24. Royce Freeman: Re-signed March 17th.
  25. Geron Christian
  26. Jacob Martin: Signed with the New York Jets on March 17th.
  27. Davion Davis: Re-signed March 4th.

 Who are the Houston Texans 2022 Restricted Free Agents?

  1. Grayland Arnold– CB, Restricted Free Agent
    • Arnold signed a practice squad contract worth just over $27K. An undrafted CB out of Baylor, he spent time with the Eagles before coming to Houston. Arnold played four games and registered one solo, and one assisted tackle.
    • RFA’s are the ones in which the original team has the right to first refusal, or they can demand draft compensation. This is where you usually hear of a ” first/second/etc. round tender”
  2. Jimmy Morrissey- C, Exclusive Rights Free Agent
    • A 7th-round draft pick of the Steelers, Morrissey signed a one-year, $440K contract with Houston.
      • Morrissey will not be allowed to sign with any other team if Houston offers him a 1-year, league-minimum contract.
      • UPDATE 3/4: Morrissey re-signed with the Texans.

 2022 Free Agents signed by the Houston Texans

  • 1/11: Sam Cooper, Rookie OL, Merrimack. 6’2″, 305 lbs.
  • 1/20: Kingsley Keke, Claimed off waivers from Green Bay Packers
    • In three years with the Packers, Keke had 6.5 sacks and 54 total tackles.
  • 3/11: Cedric Ogbuehi signed with Houston.
    • Ogbuehi was the 2015 first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • 3/15: M.J. Stewart signed with Houston.
    • It is a two-year deal, exact terms not disclosed as of this writing.
  • 3/16: Dare Ogunbowale
    • Signed a two-year, $3.3 million deal with Houston.
  • 3/16: Kyle Allen
    • Former Texas A&M quarterback is coming back to Texas.
  • 3/17: Jalen Reeves-Maybin
    • Former Lions linebacker signs with Houston on a two-year deal.
  • 3/24: Andy Janovich
    • Former Browns FB signed a one-year deal.
  • 3/24: Isaac Yiadom
    • Signed after one year with the Packers where he played sparingly.
  • 3/28: DaeSean Hamilton
    • The former Broncos WR was doing well until an injury in his rookie season derailed his solid start. Bad quarterback play was another reason. Hamilton will look to have his best quarterback in his career in Davis Mills this season.

 2022 Free Agents leaving the Houston Texans

  1. Justin Reid: Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 14th
  2. Tyrod Taylor: Signed with New York Giants on March 15th
  3.  Jacob Martin: Signed with the New York Jets on March 17th.
  4. Geron Christian: Signed with Kansas City Chiefs on March 21st.

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