With free agency officially beginning Wednesday, it’s expected to be quite the rush for all 32 franchises today, including your Houston Texans.
The Texans have already made some moves, including the signing of RB Mark Ingram and the trades to acquire edge rusher Shaq Lawson from the Miami Dolphins for linebacker Benardrick McKinney and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon from the New England Patriots.
By the looks of the moves made in pre-free agency, it looks like general manager Nick Caserio will certainly be busy this offseason trying to clean up as much of this mess of a franchise as he can.
Throughout the day, we’ll be updating this thread when moves are made. This thread also serves as a way to comment and gauge amongst the BRB community to see how we feel about the Texans’ moves and the transactions made by the other 31 NFL teams.
Update, 1:13 p.m. CST: Texans sign WR/KR/PR Andre Roberts from the Bills for 2 years, up to $5.95 million.
The #Texans agreed to terms with WR Andre Roberts on a two-year deal worth up to $5.95 million, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021
Update, 1:27 p.m. EST: Minutes after the announcement of the Roberts signing, the Texans add to their LB depth by adding Kamu Grugier-Hill, who recorded 28 tackles for the Dolphins last season.
Update, 2:14 p.m. CST: Texans sign special teams CB Tremon Smith to a one-year deal. Smith played 10 games for the Colts last season.
Texans are signing cornerback-special-teamer Tremon Smith to a one-year contract with a maximum value of $1.13 million, per league source, including an $80,000 signing bonus, a $920,000 ($200K guaranteed) base salary, $20,000 workout bonus, up to $80,000 in per-game active bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 15, 2021
Update, 3:47 p.m. CST: Texans agree to a one-year contract with DT Maliek Collins. He played 15 games with the Raiders last season.
Former Cowboys’ DT Maliek Collins reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $6 million with the Texans; @DrewJRosenhaus tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
Update, 4:47 p.m. CST: Texans agree to a one-year contract with safety Terrence Brooks. Another former Caserio connection.
Former Patriots’ S Terrence Brooks reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Texans for $2 million, per @DrewJRosenhaus.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
Update, 5:06 p.m. CST: The Texans add more depth on the offensive line, signing former Falcons OL Justin McCray.
#Texans are signing G Justin McCray to a two-year, $4 million deal with another $1.5 million in incentives, source says. Former #Falcons and #Packers lineman heads to Houston, reuniting him with OL coach James Campen.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2021
BRB, this is your free agency thread for today. Enjoy!