Tae Davis is one of the first of many Houston Texans free agents to be re-signed in the 2022 offseason.
The first of the whopping 26 free agents the Houston Texans have has been re-signed. Tae Davis, who originally entered the league with the New York Giants in 2018, has chosen to don the steel blue and battle red for another season. Contract details are unavailable at the time of this writing.
Davis may seem like one of the more unknown Houston Texans, and that’s not too surprising. Davis spent the entire 2021 season on the injured reserve list. So far in his career, Davis has seen more snaps on special teams than his default linebacker position.
So far in Davis’ young career, he has two sacks and 52 combined tackles. Davis’s re-signing could be how Houston keeps an excellent special teams player, sort of like how New England has kept Matthew Slater around forever.
Houston Texans could see a brand new linebackers group in 2022
With Kamu Grugier-Hill, Christian Kirksey, and Neville Hewitt still set to become free agents in just over two weeks, the Texans could be seeing an entirely new linebacking corps. As for replacements, the top ten linebackers don’t really jump off the page, but they’re not bench warmers either.
Grugier-Hill would get the most attention in terms of another contract offer, as his 100-plus tackles on the season is something that the Houston Texans just can’t let go of without trying. As good as Grugier-Hill is, it’s not worth giving him a franchise tag as the team enters a rebuild.
The only way a tag would be placed on Grugier-Hill is if a Deshaun Watson trade happens that frees up more cap space. A trade, tag, and a good free-agent class would be the best path for the Texans.