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Houston Texans News: Texans Release Brice McCain

Free agency officially begins at 3PM Central today, but the Texans got off to an early start by releasing the former 6th round draft pick from 2009.

Fare thee well, Brice.
Fare thee well, Brice.
Bob Levey

Brice McCain was a late round draft pick development project for the Texans, who had incredible speed as a key attribute.  He was the fastest cornerback at the NFL scouting combine:

McCain, who measured in at 5-foot-9 and 181 pounds, ran times of 4.33 and 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had a 36 1/2-inch vertical and a 10-foot-3 broad jump. He looked very good in position drills, and he put up 12 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press. -

McCain showed promise in 2011 and 2012 with the following game stats:

G GS Combined
Total Ast Sck PDef Int Yds Lng TDs
2012 12 2 24 20 4 0.5 8 1 86 86 0

2011 16 0 28 27 1 0 13 2 48 38T 1

Unfortunately his 2013 campaign left a LOT to be desired as he was burned regularly for touchdowns, third down conversions, and he racked up a whopping ten penalties at critical times when the Bulls on Parade needed to get off the field.  Seven of those ten penalties occurred on 3rd or 4th downs.

We are sure to see more news throughout the day from the Texans as free agency gets rolling.  Chime in below with your thoughts on this announcement, and speculate on others you anticipate.