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2020 NFL Free Agency Rumors: Texans Reportedly Interested In Larry Warford

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New Orleans cut one of their starting guards today, and the Texans are allegedly interested in bringing him to Houston.

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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.

Our friends at Canal Street Chronicles had this to say about Warford getting his walking papers from the Saints:

Warford has spent his last three seasons in New Orleans, making the Pro Bowl in all three years, after playing his first four with the Detroit Lions.

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.

But...

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.