The Texans managed to be the last team in the NFL to sign any free agents in 2014, when they re-signed one of their own players three days after free agency began. Garrett Graham's new contract is for 3 years, worth $11.25M with $4.5M guaranteed. The rest of the Texans' free agents continue to explore the open market.
Prior to free agency officially beginning, the Texans signed tight end Zach Potter for an undisclosed amount. They also claimed OLB Ricky Sapp off of waivers in November when he was released by the Jets to make room for Ed Reed #Bamboozled. Sapp's contract is for 1 year and $730K. Not that those two events count toward 2014 free agency, but I list them as activities to help pad the action for an otherwise lethargic front office.
We'll update the signings, in Houston and elsewhere, in this post as free agency rolls on.
Players Signed By The Houston Texans In Free Agency:
|Garrett Graham||TE||Texans||3 years, $11.25M ($4.5M guaranteed)|
|Jerrell Powe||DT||Texans||Terms undisclosed|
|Ryan Fitzpatrick||QB||Texans||2 years, $7.5M ($4M guaranteed)|
|Kendrick Lewis||FS||Texans||1 year, $795k ($100k guaranteed)|
|Chris Clemons||S||Texans||2 years, $2.7M ($450k guaranteed)|
|Elbert Mack||CB||Texans||Terms undisclosed|
|Andre Brown||RB||Texans||1 year, $645k|
|Ricardo Mathews||NT/DE||Texans||1 year, $730k|
2013 Houston Texans Players Signing With Other Teams In Free Agency:
|Bryan Braman||OLB||Eagles||2 years, $3.15M|
|Joe Mays||ILB||Chiefs||2 years, $6M|
|Terrell McClain||DT||Cowboys||3 years, unknown amount|
|Earl Mitchell||DT||Dolphins||4 years, $16M|
|Darryl Sharpton||ILB||Redskins||1 year, $2M|
|Antonio Smith||DE||Raiders||2 years, $9M|
|Ben Tate||RB||Browns||2 years, $7M|
|Andrew Gardner||OT||Eagles||Terms undisclosed|
|Brice McCain||CB||Steelers||Terms undisclosed|
|Danieal Manning||SS||Bengals||Terms undisclosed|
|Owen Daniels||TE||Ravens||1 year; $ 1 million|
|Lestar Jean||WR||Vikings||1 year; compensation unknown|
2013 Houston Texans Players Still Available In Free Agency:
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