Despite the 2015 Draft class being absurdly well stocked at the running back position, the Texans have added to their stable of ball carriers this afternoon by signing former Eagle Chris Polk. Take it away, John McClain.
Texans agreed to terms with RB Chris Polk.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 28, 2015
RB Chris Polk had 46 carries for 172 yards and 4 TDs for Eagles last season.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 28, 2015
RB Chris Polk, 25, is 5-11, 222. He was tendered by Eagles as restricted FA, didn't sign it and Eagles rescinded tender, making him a UFA.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 28, 2015
Polk was known as a battering ram of sorts for the Eagles. While not necessarily a complete back, he was more than capable of bumping and bruising his way through tackles in short yardage and goal line situations. The Texans already have a couple of big backs in Arian Foster and Alfred Blue, but there is no harm in adding more competition to an already balanced roster.
What say you, BRB? Does this mean that the Texans are no longer targeting a running back early in the draft to be the heir apparent to Arian Foster?