Day two of NFL free agency; Quin goes north. It's the latest Texans news on Battle Red Blog.
So Long, Glover Quin
Quin signed with the Lions yesterday for a 5-year deal, though the exact money figure is still unknown. Glover was the main target to resign for many Texans fans this offseason, so it's strange to find out that the Texans didn't make an offer to Quin. Well, happy trails, Mr. Quin.
Thank you to the Texans for giving me an a opportunity to start my career in the NFL and have 4 goods years with them!!— Glover Quin Jr (@GloverQuin29) March 13, 2013
Also want to thank the Texans fans for all their support over my 4 yrs there! It was fun..— Glover Quin Jr (@GloverQuin29) March 13, 2013
Ed Reed on Texans' Radar
So after the news of Quin heading to RoboCop Land, word came out that Ed Reed's first visit in free agency would be in Houston. Reed would do every nicely in recouping the loss of a youngish defensive starter. Danieal Manning sliding over strong safety, Reed floating around at FS.
It's Still a Waiting Game with Barwin
Everything is still in a holding pattern with Connor Barwin. The current front runner for his services appears to be the Philadelphia Eagles. I'm still pushing for his return at very least so Bayless can get #BarwinHouseParty going.
Other NFL News
- Cliff Avril signed with the Seahawks for two years at $15 million. Avril's signing should help set the market for Connor Barwin.
- The previously franchised Dashon Goldson signed with Tampa Bay. The deal is for 5 years and faround $8 million a year. Both the Texans and 49ers just lost a free safety, and the market for Ed Reed just opened up a bit.
- Rashard Mendenhall and Drew Stanton signed with the Cardinals. Arizona is now the land of retreads.
- Glenn Dorsey, the former 2008 first round pick, signed with the 49ers.
- Jermon Bushrod and Martellus Bennett signed with the Bears. Chicago finally getting the message that the quarterback can't play from his back, especially Smokin' Jay.
- Shonn Greene and LaRon Landry were able to escape from New York and landed in AFC South country.
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signed with the Broncos. John Elway must be some kind of wizard.
- Bernard Pollard was released by the Ravens. The former Texan should still be able to find work killing receivers coming over the middle.
- Finally the big one, Wes Welker signed with the Broncos. Much to the dismay of Tom Brady, which brings me great joy. Welker in Denver, not so much. Let's set a scene -
Bill Belichick calls up Brady. "Hey Tom, I know you're upset about losing Wes. But, I got you another white slot receiver just like him - Danny Amendola. They both went to Texas Tech and everything." Welker and Amendola in the same news story makes me think of Bomani Jones' video about the "next Wes Welker".