Many of us have expressed concerns about the depth on the offensive line for the 2015 Houston Texans. Well, it appears that the team has addressed that glaring weakness today in a trade with the Denver Broncos. Offensive tackle Chris Clark is on his way to Houston.
#Texans send 2016 7th-round pick to Denver for OT Chris Clark— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 31, 2015
Texans acquire Chris Clark contract, due $1.4 million nonguaranteed base salary, up to $1 million playtime escalator clause— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 31, 2015
The Texans' trade for offensive tackle Chris Clark will become official when he passes a physical later today— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 31, 2015
Clark went undrafted in 2008 and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for training camp and was later released. He then spent two years with the Minnesota Vikings as a practice squad member and was released prior to the 2010 regular season. The Denver Broncos then signed him, and he has been with them until this latest trade to Houston.
Clark filled in for an injured Ryan Clady two years ago when the Broncos made it to the Super Bowl. He is 6' 5" and weighs 315 pounds. He has 27 starts in 69 games during his 7 seasons in the NFL.
It would appear that the Texans have addressed their need for a competent "swing-tackle" with this acquisition. Does this satisfy your concerns about depth for the offensive line this season?
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