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.
#Texans re-sign Quintin Demps— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 7, 2016
Quntin Demps' Texans deal is for one year and $1.5 million per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 7, 2016
Safety Quintin Demps one-year, $1.5 million salary includes $260,000 guaranteed.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 7, 2016
Texans wanted Quintin Demps back all along. He had good season.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 7, 2016
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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