The Texans have one solidified force at the safety position in Justin Reid (who was put on IR a couple of weeks ago), and that’s it. Eric Murray has done everything from play strong safety to slot corner in his first season in Houston, but he’s yet to find a position he’s actually competent at playing . A.J. Moore and Lonnie Johnson have gotten time at safety as well, with Moore playing the third safety position in certain defensive sets and Lonnie standing deep middle with his hands in his pockets (though Lonnie has also spent time playing robber recently).
With safety still needing a talent influx despite having a substantial investment made in it, Houston put in a claim for the recently released Geno Stone and was awarded him yesterday.
New Texans safety Geno Stone, claimed off waivers by Ravens, is a former seventh-round pick from Iowa.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 29, 2020
In college, Stone (5-10, 207) recorded 126 career tackles, one sack, six interceptions, one touchdown, seven passes defensed and four forced fumbles in 32 career games
Stone is a former Iowa project that the draft nerds liked. He was picked in the sixth round by the Ravens. So far this season, he has played two defensive snaps and 38 special teams snaps. Usually players like this disappear and you never hear from them again. Hopefully this doesn’t happen to Stone. Hopefully he provides some cheap level of third safety production for some bizarre and future Texans team.
Probably not, but hopefully so.