What’s a Cohl Cabral, you may ask? Well he’s a former undrafted free agent center from Arizona State who was signed by the Los Angeles Rams last season. The Texans plucked him off waivers this offseason since their new starting center Justin Britt hasn’t played football in close to two years. Compete, compete, compete.
Sadly, Cabral didn’t get a chance to make it OTAs. The Texans apparently didn’t like enough of what they saw from him. Cabral is now on waivers again so Houston could sign former Washington Football Team offensive tackle Geron Christian.
Unlike Cabral, Christian was drafted in the third round and has played professional football before. Christian started at left tackle for Washington to begin the 2020 season, but was benched midway through it. He made eight starts in D.C. the last two seasons.
By making this move, Houston has added competition, competition, competition to a position that really doesn’t need it. The only position that’s a plus on the roster is offensive tackle, with (1) Laremy Tunsil, who can’t be traded thanks to his recent contract restructure, (2) Tytus Howard, a former first round pick who’s entering Year Three and should hold down the right tackle spot for the foresseable future, and (3) Houston already has a swing tackle competition with both Roderick Johnson and Charlie Heck on the roster.
Maybe there’s a plan to move someone to guard, or maybe Nick Caserio just couldn’t resist the value of adding a former starting offensive tackle. Whatever the reason, Houston continued to pursue their main objective of creating competition by adding Christian.