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The One Trade The Texans Should Make Right Now

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It has to be to get an offensive lineman, right?

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Beneath all that smoke is an offensive lineman who could come in and start immediately for the Texans.
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Did you know the deadline for teams to make trades during the 2017 season in the NFL is next Tuesday (October 31st) at 3 p.m. CDT? No? Well, you do now.

Last week we discussed the one move you wished your Houston Texans had made during last offseason. This week, I ask you to stay in the present with me as I pose a different query. Namely, what is the one trade you wish the Texans would make right now?

I suggest you turn your attention to Buffalo, home of the Bills. They seem to have a surplus of offensive tackles, which could make them a fine partner for the Texans; even with the return of Duane Brown, things are far from stable on the outer reaches of the offensive line in Houston. As much as Deshaun Watson has done to minimize the impact of the line’s struggles, it’d be sweet not to have to worry about Breno Giacomini or Chris Clark starting.

Our esteemed colleague at Buffalo Rumblings, Matt Warren, suggests he’d be most comfortable with Jordan Mills being the odd man out in Western New York. Admittedly knowing nothing about Mills, I’m intrigued by the idea, especially since Mills is under contract for 2018 at less than $2,000,000.00. Considering the Texans do not currently have the luxury of drafting an offensive lineman in the first or second rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, there’s real appeal in the idea of adding a potential starter through trade and without having to make a long-term financial commitment.

Of course, to do so would mean surrendering an asset, likely in the form of a draft pick of some sort. And judging by the comments on this post by Bills fans, they’d be happy to pack Mills’ bags for a move to Houston, which doesn’t exactly engender confidence that Mills would be a sizable upgrade, even to Houston’s bad line.

Would you support the idea of the Texans trying to acquire Jordan Mills in trade? What about another offensive lineman, whether it’s Cordy Glenn, Seantrel Henderson, or someone else? What about addressing another position entirely? Take the discussion to the space below.