Friends, it’s late on Friday night, the weather in Houston is pristine, and I have had just enough La Croix that I broke out the ol’ laptop to post that multiple reputable sources are reporting that your Houston Texans are interested in bringing recently released guard Larry Warford to Houston.
Texans are interested in G Larry Warford, who was waived by the Saints. Warford is entering his 8th season and has been a starter every year since Detroit drafted him in the third round. He made the Pro Bowl the last 3 years.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 8, 2020
The selection of Cesar Ruiz in the first-round of the 2020 NFL Draft made it clear the Saints were looking for an upgrade on the interior, and this confirms it.
There had been rumors coach Sean Payton and his staff were unhappy with Warford’s performance, after he allowed a team-high 32 pressures in 2019. And then Payton came out and said Warford would have to “compete” for a starting job in an interview after the first round of the draft.
The Texans are reportedly interested in adding former Saint Larry Warford to replace Zach Fulton at RG.— PFF HOU Texans (@PFF_Texans) May 8, 2020
Warford's 76.6 run block grade in 2019 was 7th out of 87 qualified guards, while Fulton's 42.5 mark tied for 81st. pic.twitter.com/mHANTPAqEh
The Texans would save nearly $7,000,000.00 if they cut Zach Fulton, who just so happens to play the same position as Warford.
We’ll see how this plays out and whether Bill O’Brien decides Warford is a worthwhile upgrade to Fulton on Houston’s offensive line. In the meantime, I give you Slaid Cleaves.