Houston Texans are signing former Seahawks DE Rasheem Green

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Another defensive lineman is coming to the Houston Texans.

No, it’s not a late draft pick or anything. According to Ian Rapoport, this time, former Seattle Seahawks DL Rasheem Green is joining the team on a year deal. Green had 6.5 sacks in 2021 ( a career-high) to go along with 48 total tackles (27 solo) and six tackles for loss.

Green was let go, and the team drafted Boye Mafe out of Minnesota as a replacement. Seattle must not have liked what they saw in Green after he spent four years there, coming to the team in the 3rd round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Green was tied for second for most sacks on the Seahawks’ roster, which may just show why Green is now in Houston. However, that’s a pretty low number and a microcosm of how the Seahawks defense struggled in 2021.

How does Rasheem Green fit in with the Houston Texans?

The 6’4″, 275-pound veteran was slotted to be a five tech (a defensive end) coming out of USC in 2018. However, some scouts said that Green came out a bit too early, and as a result, the learning curve has lasted longer than most.

Green also had a bit of notoriety last season when he became the first player in NFL history when he blocked and returned an extra point for two points in a Monday Night Football matchup with the then Washington Football team.

Look for Green to be a pass rusher specialist. His speed is great, but will he be able to go toe to toe with the likes of Quenton Nelson and win? That’s the question that’s going to be answered come September.

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