The Texans made their first move of 2019 NFL Free Agency. They resigned defensive end Angelo Blackson for 3-years $12 million. Entering this offseason Blackson, Brandon Dunn, Christian Covington, and Joel Heath (RFA) were all free agents. Four players who can’t rush the passer, and play on a run defense with J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Benardrick McKinney, and Zach Cunningham. It seems like Houston picked Blackson of the four to stay here. I’m assuming he’ll play more 3-4 defensive end.
Texans re-sign Angelo Blackson to three-year, $12 million contract, league source confirms. Valuable, underrated defensive lineman— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 11, 2019
I don’t get paying this much for a marginal player. Blackson is a decent run stopper on a defense with some of the best run stoppers in football, but he can’t rush the passer. He had one sack and two quarterback hits last season. Hopefully this is just a depth signing because Houston didn’t want to have too much turnover on the defensive line, and the Texans still make a commitment to finding an interior pass rusher.