Houston Texans offensive lineman is joining Justin Reid in KC

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The Houston Texans are losing one of their most solid players to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Yep, it happened again. The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to beef up their protection for Patrick Mahomes, and for the second time in this free agency, they’ve taken a player off the Houston Texans’ roster.

Backup left tackle Geron Christian is headed north to join Justin Reid on the Chiefs’ roster. Christian was the one who replaced Laremy Tunsil after his Week 5 game against the New England Patriots, in which Tunsil injured his thumb. That sidelined Tunsil for weeks, and Christian took over.

Christian did a great job as Davis Mills’ blindside protector, only allowing one sack in 14 games and helped calm down the number of sacks that Mills took towards the end of the season. He had a 59.5 grade from PFF, but he played much better than that in pass protection.

Houston Texans letting Geron Christian walk in free agency could signal draft plans.

Houston didn’t really put forth an effort to keep Christian, and now are thinner at the left tackle position because of it. With Laremy Tunsil getting a restructured contract, a left tackle may not be their first overall choice. However, a guard or center could be high on the board for Houston.

There is also the chance that the Houston Texans trade out of the third overall pick, as it’s something that Nick Caserio has eluded to in the past. With more and more teams needing a franchise quarterback, the draft could get very competitive at the top. Houston also has the 13th overall pick from the Watson trade.

It would take a crazy offer to trade out of the third overall spot, but Caserio has shown us that he’s open to taking any trade and making the best out of it.

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