You may have lost a few news items in the flurry of reports emanating from Houston Texans training camp today, so I figured a separate post detailing some of those easy-to-miss nuggets was in order.
First, Aaron Wilson provides greater detail into the terms of Tyson Clabo's two-year contract with the Texans:
Tyson Clabo deal two years, $2.4 million, $200K signing bonus salaries $900K a year, $5K per-game active roster bonus '14, $20K per game '15— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 29, 2014
Next, we have an update on Alan Bonner and Cody White, both of whom were waived as injured by the team a couple of days ago. It looks like both passed through waivers, so the Texans placed them on Injured Reserve. Mark Berman says Houston also cut Ricky Sapp, signed RB Tim Cornett, and signed OL Mike Farrell.
Texans sign OT Mike Farrell and RB Tim Cornett. Cut linebacker Ricky Sapp and placed receiver Alan Bonner and OL Cody White on IR.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 29, 2014
Farrell played for Bill O'Brien at Penn State and speaks highly of him:
New Texans OT Mike Farrell played 4 BIll O'Brien at Penn St:"The fact that he's always straight forward &honest, people always respect that"— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 29, 2014
Finally, if you haven't already, please take a few minutes to read this profile of J.J. Watt by Grantland's Robert Mays. Before you click that link, prepare to swoon anew. Feel free to speculate in the Comments about who the other "quality defensive lineman" available in the 2011 NFL Draft was that 50% of the brass allegedly wanted over Watt, and then thank your lucky stars that the other half of the Texans' brain trust prevailed.