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Houston Texans Sign Elliot Coffey, Place Evan Frierson On Injured Reserve

Two days after their preseason opener, the Texans make a roster move at inside linebacker.

BRB, this is Elliot Coffey.  Elliot Coffey, this is BRB.
BRB, this is Elliot Coffey. Elliot Coffey, this is BRB.

Mark Berman tweets:


Oh, THAT Elliot Coffey. Got it.

Seriously, if you're familiar with the work of Elliot Coffey and/or Evan Frierson, I bow to your superior football knowledge. TexansRocketsStros dug this scouting report up from Bronco Talk:

Elliot Coffey was RGIII’s counterpart, the "quarterback of the defense" as middle linebacker for the Baylor Bears in 2011, and you can tell from this video the two have a certain… rapport. His move from outside linebacker to Mike in 2011 was fortuitous, and Coffey, being the natural leader that he is, had no qualms helping his teammates adjust to their new positions while finding the time to adjust to his own. Coffey earned All-Big 12 honors in 2011 and was named the 2011 Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP; he also won Big 12 Player of the Week honors in 2011 for his performance against Kansas, in which he had a monster game tallying 10 tackles, a tackle for loss, and two interceptions. You can read more about his impressive senior season here.

Needless to say, it'll be an uphill battle for Coffey to make the team. Best wishes to Frierson; while he didn't suit up on Friday night, here's hoping he gets well soon and is able to continue his career.