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News » Houston Texans Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-04


Houston Texans Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-04


Houston Texans Strategy and Personnel 2009-05-04
The Texans have bolstered their defense in free agency and the draft by adding nine new players to the mix. They will continue to see if others become available, but they have a strong nucleus to work with now as new defensive coordinator Frank Bush begins implementing his philosophy and game plan.


On offense, the Texans still need a running back, but they were able to nab two tight ends and an offensive lineman in the draft. All should play a role this season either on offense or on special teams.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: CB Dunta Robinson: Tendered at $9.957M.

TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--TE Mark Bruener will not be back with the team. He is likely going to go into retirement. He spent most all of last season inactive.

--OL Scott Jackson has spent much of the past two seasons on the injured reserve list. His career is definitely in jeopardy. It's unlikely he would crack the lineup if he returns.

--LS Bryan Pittman was suspended for the final four games of last season and his replacement played well in his place and has more versatility since Pittman is strictly a long snapper. It's unlikely Pittman will return.

--RB Cecil Sapp will likely return to compete for a job. His versatility helps since he can play fullback and running back.

--CB Jimmy Williams spent all of last season on injured reserve. He could return to compete for a job.

--DT Jeff Zgonina could return for another year as a backup. The Texans like to have veterans in the locker room, and he could remain in the mix as far as defensive line depth.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

--DT Earl Cochran (RFA rights terminated after being tendered at $1.01M).

--WR Harry Williams (not tendered as ERFA) had an injury to his spinal cord last year and will be forced to retire from football.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--TE Owen Daniels (tendered at $2.792M with first- and third-round picks as compensation) just attended his first Pro Bowl and remains the future for the Texans at tight end. He is an integral part of the team's offense as a receiver and a blocker.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--WR David Anderson: RFA; $4.5M/3 yrs, $1M SB (Texans matched Broncos offer sheet).

--T Rashad Butler: RFA; tendered at $1.01M; terms unknown.

--TE Joel Dreessen: RFA; tendered at $1.01M; $3.6M/3 yrs, guarantee unknown.

--S Nick Ferguson: UFA; terms unknown.

--DE Stanley McClover (not tendered as RFA); terms unknown.

--C/G Chris White: UFA; terms unknown.

--S Eugene Wilson: Potential UFA; $11.3M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--DT Shaun Cody: UFA Lions; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

--LB Buster Davis: FA Colts; $445,000/1 yr.

--LB Cato June: FA Buccaneers; $1.5M/1 yr, $500,000 SB.

--QB Dan Orlovsky: UFA Lions; $9.15M/3 yrs, $2.4M SB.

--DE Antonio Smith: UFA Cardinals $35.5M/5 yrs, $12.5M guaranteed.

PLAYERS LOST

--TE Courtney Anderson (released).

--S C.C. Brown: UFA Giants; $1.4M/1 yr, $400,000 SB/$300,000 base guarantee.

--S Will Demps (released).

--CB DeMarcus Faggins: UFA Titans; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--RB Ahman Green (released).

--LB Morlon Greenwood (released).

--QB Sage Rosenfels (traded Vikings).

--OT Ephraim Salaam (released).

--DE Anthony Weaver (released/failed physical).



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 4, 2009

Mark Bruener Name: Mark Bruener
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Position: TE
Age: 35
Experience: 14 years
College: Washington
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