Texans add a new TE to the mix this offseason

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The Houston Texans have made a move to the roster.

There is another tight end added to the mix for the Houston Texans this offseason, as on Friday the team signed Mason Schreck via free agency after releasing tight end Darrell Daniels.

This will be the fifth NFL season for Schreck as he’s played his first four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2018-21. In that time, he has 23 games to his credit with one start coming during the 2020 season.

For his career, Schreck has no career receptions, and in 2021 — the season the Bengals won the AFC Championship — he was active for just one game.

This isn’t the biggest move made by the Texans this offseason, but it is worth taking note of as Schreck could become a candidate to contribute on the Houston special teams.

Schreck has played 277 snaps in four seasons on special teams, including 102 snaps in 2018 and 151 special teams snaps in 2020.

As for Daniels, the Texans released the tight end after signing him on May 23. Daniels has played for the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks in his career, and he too has played a good number of snaps on special teams.

Daniels has played 862 snaps on offense since 2017 and 621 snaps on special teams.

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According to HoustonTexans.com the current tight ends on the roster are: Antony Auclair, Pharaoh Brown, Seth Green, Brevin Jordan, Teagan Quitoriano, and Schreck.

Jordan and Brown seem to be the frontrunners to see most of the action for this list of players at tight end, but with how injuries have happened at the TE spot for the Texans in recent seasons, it wouldn’t hurt to have more players available in case injuries occur again.

This isn’t the greatest tight end roster in the NFL, but there is potential to get better and improve, and with the rebuilding Houston franchise, that’s what needs to keep happening, not only at tight end, but with most of the position groups moving forward.

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Brown and Jordan can have solid seasons as the offense is sure to be better than a year ago, but as for the rest of the tight ends they are going to have a big-time battle when training camp comes around, and that is what will be best for the Texans in 2022. Competition is key for this franchise to become a contender once again.