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Houston Texans Roster Moves: Duane Brown Added To Active Roster, Kendall Lamm Released

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The Texans are now a better football team.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
This is scarier than Halloween.
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The Texans made a roster move today. Duane Brown ended his holdout and returned to practice this week, so he has been added to the active roster. In adding Brown, the Texans needed to make a roster move. They opted to release Kendall Lamm.

Now, usually I don’t rip open healed scars, but Lamm was a reprehensible offensive lineman. He started during that disastrous ten sack game against the Jaguars instead of Chris Clark and was truly deplorable.

Last season, Lamm was used a sixth offensive tackle and was awful in that role as well. In 2016, the Texans went 6+ offensive linemen on 8% of all their offensive plays, which ranked seventh in the league. On these plays, they averaged 2.1 yards per play and had a DVOA of -51.5%. Lamm gave up 3 sacks on just 166 snaps. He should have never started a game this year. He should never have played at all. Instead he did, and he was bad.

Praise be that Brown is back to take over the starting left tackle spot. If he wasn’t, Lamm might be starting instead of sitting on the waiver wire.