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2016 NFL Free Agent Tracker: Quintin Demps Re-Signs With Houston Texans

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The Texans retain strong safety Quintin Demps for the 2016 season with a one-year contract. Read the details and join the conversation with fans on Battle Red Blog.

"Safety dance," anyone?
"Safety dance," anyone?
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The Texans are bringing back strong safety Quintin Demps on a one-year deal at little (relative) cost.  At 30 years of age, and heading into his 9th season, the veteran safety adds depth and experience to Houston's defensive secondary.

The defense was by far the strongest overall unit last season for the Texans, but there were still areas needing improvement going into this off-season.  Safety, defensive line and inside linebacker are positions where depth and overall talent could benefit with upgrades through free agency and the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.

Losing Jared Crick to the Denver Broncos yesterday only made the challenge more difficult in trying to free J.J. Watt from being double and triple-teamed as opponents continually game-plan around the best defensive player in the NFL.  Re-signing Demps at least ensures that the safety position has experience and depth heading into camp; that might move the spotlight more toward a high draft pick for a defensive lineman in a 2016 class that has some very strong candidates to consider.

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