Houston Texans re-sign offensive lineman and a wide receiver
The Houston Texans continue to re-sign their free agents.
The Houston Texans free agent list gets smaller and smaller the closer the team gets to the start of the new league year on March 16th. However, on March 3rd, Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reported that the Houston Texans are set and expected to re-sign center Jimmy Morrissey, and wide receiver Davion Davis.
Morrissey was one of the two restricted free agents the Texans had, something that we detailed on our Houston Texans free agency tracker. Morrisey fell under the exclusive rights free agent category, which meant Morrissey could be re-signed by any team for the veteran minimum. Morrissey also stepped in for starting center Justin Britt this year when Britt was injured.
Davion Davis is the more interesting story, as he didn’t make a lot of noise this year. Signed on October 6th, Davis recorded only one catch for 17 yards in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. Davis then went on I.R. in early December. Davis’ lone start of the season came the week prior in a 31-0 shut-out loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Houston Texans still have a long way to go with the rest of their free agents.
As of this writing, the Texans have re-signed five of their 29 combined unrestricted free agents and restricted free agents. Big names like Tyrod Taylor, David Johnson, Justin Reid, and Maliek Collins remain the biggest names on that list.
It’s unlikely that the Texans will use a tag on any of their free agents, with the March 8th deadline to exercise the tag getting very close. So unless there is a team that might be eyeing one of the free agents the Texans have, it most likely won’t happen.
Stay tuned to our free-agent tracker to stay up-to-date on all the free-agency-related transactions that the Houston Texans make.