Another piece of the puzzle that will soon become the 2014 Houston Texans has been added.
Texans sign free agent DE Ricardo Mathews.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 15, 2014
Ricardo Mathews, out of the University of Cincinnati and fa ormer teammate of Connor Barwin, was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the 31st pick of the 7th round in the 2010 NFL Draft. In four seasons, he's recorded 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks as a rotational/spot starter. He'll compete with Jared Crick for playing time on the team's currently shallow defensive line.
There's not much else to say about him. This year's free agent acquisitions have been rather ordinary, and this one is no different, which isn't surprising at all. You don't rebuild a 2-14 team by signing the expensive players off the market. You bolster depth where you can and find as many contributors as possible via the draft.
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UPDATE: John McClain has the details on Mathews' contract with the Texans:
Mathews signed a one-year contract for the $730,000 minimum.