The only news Texans fans really desire at the moment is something akin to “Bill O’Brien Says He Was Joking, DeAndre Hopkins Not Traded To Cardinals After All” We’re not getting that. Instead, we get this:
Former Browns’ S Eric Murray reached agreement with the Houston Texans on a three-year deal worth up to $20.25 million, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Texans have agreed to three-year, $20.5 million contract with former Browns safety Eric Murray, league source confirms— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 17, 2020
I don’t know who Eric Murray is. Pro Football Reference tells me he played three seasons for the Chiefs, during which he never started more than nine games in a single campaign, before spending 2019 with the Browns, where he started four of the nine games in which he appeared. That might indicate this is a depth signing, except the Texans have agreed to pay him nearly $7,000,000.00 per year, which is not backup money.
So what does that mean for the futures of Tashaun Gipson and/or Justin Reid in Houston? After what the team did to DeAndre Hopkins today, who knows? I realize I’m far too bitter to engage in objective analysis at the moment, so I’ll just end the post now.