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The trade that will send DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, we assume, will be completed on Wednesday — the first official day of the 2020 NFL season.

And that’s when the heavy lifting begins for the Houston Texans.

The swiftness with which they made the deal, landing RB Authentic David Johnson Jersey and a fourth-round pick from Arizona, makes you think they confidently believe they can land a wide receiver (or two) to help replace Hopkins.

One came in the signing of Authentic Randall Cobb Jersey, but we’re not going to insult your intelligence and suggest that’s a zero-sum addition. More help is needed — most likely through the draft.

But wide receiver isn’t the only pressing need. They have a lot of holes for a team with a young franchise quarterback that led 24-zip over the eventual champs in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Texans defense gave up 51 points in that game. Houston’s offensive line gave up four sacks and got Deshaun Watson hit eight times that day.

The Texans’ needs run far and wide now. So how can they fix them?

Houston’s draft capital
Here are the draft picks the Texans have to work with:

Second round (40th overall, from the Cardinals)

Second round (57th overall)

Third round (90th overall)

Fourth round (111th overall, from Miami Dolphins)

Fifth round (172nd overall)

Seventh round (241st overall)

Seventh round (249th overall)

Seventh round (251th overall)

That’s … not a lot.

Not receiving a single first-round pick for Hopkins or Jadeveon Clowney feels wild, and trading away firsts this year and next for Laremy Tunsil (and more) is equally absurd. Trading for three running backs in less than a year’s time is the licorice-flavored icing on this pickled herring-flavored cake.

But this is the bed Bill O’Brien has made. He now needs to find a lot of linen and comforters.

Which wide receivers can the Texans land?
Whether or not the Texans go the veteran route at the position, the draft should theoretically give them some decent options — and wideouts of all shapes and sizes from which to choose.

First, there’s the current WR depth chart: Cobb, Authentic Kenny Stills Jersey, Authentic Will Fuller Jersey, Authentic Keke Coutee Jersey, Authentic DeAndre Carter Jersey, Authentic Chad Hansen Jersey, Authentic Steven Mitchell Jersey,Authentic Isaac Whitney Jersey.

It’s not a promising group without help. It features two vertical receivers (Stills and Fuller), a slot guy coming off a resurgent year in Cobb (after several flat-line years), younger and shakier slot options (Coutee and Carter) and some possible WR4 and WR5 types (the rest).

What the group lacks is size, length and most of all, reliability. Stills has been healthy in his career, but Cobb, Coutee and Fuller definitely have not to date — how much can you count on them? Hopkins was such a crucial security blanket for Watson, it’s difficult to imagine any one rookie coming in and filling his shoes in Year 1.

But let’s say Houston is bent on using the 40th pick on a receiver. There should be decent options.

Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy will be long gone. We figure that local prospects like TCU’s Jalen Reagor and Baylor’s Denzel Mims will be, too, along with LSU’s Justin Jefferson.

Mims’ Senior Bowl and NFL combine performances have him likely landing late first round, in our view. Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk could slip to 40, we suppose, but the Texans can’t count on that. If they want either, it likely will require a move up — and likely more picks out the door.

That narrows our list down a bit, to the likes of Clemson’s Tee Higgins, Colorado’s Laviska Shenault Jr., Penn State’s KJ Hamler and USC’s Michael Pittman Jr.

Clemson WR Tee Higgins could be a strong option for the Texans. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Clemson WR Tee Higgins could be a strong option for the Texans. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Of those, Higgins makes a lot of sense. His stock has cooled following a slow 40-yard dash (mid-4.5 seconds) at his pro day, and the depth of this class also has hurt. But Higgins has the big-game experience, size, ball skills and downfield ability to make him as good an option as any, if he’s still on the board at that point.

Remember, Hopkins was a mid-4.5 guy coming out, too. Both receivers have great body control, hands and suddenness to make their catches. It also might make Watson — who attends his alma mater’s games when possible — happy to land another Clemson guy (to replace the Clemson guy).

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Randall Cobb seeks to play in his 10th NFL season with his third team, the Houston Texans.

Having such longevity in the NFL, and a Pro Bowl selection at that, doesn’t come easily. Often times, it takes another leading by example to help athletes along in their careers.

For Cobb, he knows who has had the biggest impact on his career.

“I would say, probably the player was Jordy Nelson when I was up in Green Bay, just looking at the way that he approached things,” Authentic Randall Cobb Jersey told the Houston media on a conference call on March 27.

When the former 2011 second-round pick from Kentucky arrived to the Green Bay Packers, who were coming off of a win in Super Bowl XLV, the receiving corps was stacked. Nelson was just one of a plethora of receivers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to choose from, including Pro Bowlers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver along with James Jones.

“Watching the way that they went about their business, watching the way that they communicated with each other, it was all about the team and how they can make each other better, because they know at the end of the day, the more reps that we had on the field, the better that would be overall,” Cobb explained.

Cobb highlighted Nelson particularly because the former 2008 second-round pick from Kansas State was consistent in all of his endeavors.

Said Cobb: “He was the same every day, practiced the same every day. He ate the same meals every morning. He went into the weight room and did what he needed to. Before practice, after practice, throughout. Going into the training room and getting everything that he needed. He made sure he took care of his body and he was very, very good with his communication skills about teaching young guys and helping young guys understand what we were trying to accomplish.”

The Packers never accomplished that in Cobb’s time: adding the franchise’s fifth Super Bowl win. However, with such a consistent approach from Cobb, it should help ease the burden of developing chemistry with Texans quarterback Authentic Deshaun Watson Jersey and his new-look receiving corps.

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The Houston Texans fanbase is still reeling from the exit of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the roster with a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. State of the Texans decided to a mailbag answering readers’ questions regarding the organization heading into April.

Covering the topics of David Johnson, Authentic Kahale Warring Jersey, Zach Fulton, and a potential Authentic Deshaun Watson Jersey extension, there are plenty of storylines for the Texans starting the week.

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What role, if any, will Kahale Warring play this year? via @PaulMorg88
Hey PaulMorg88,

Just like last season Authentic Darren Fells Jersey returning to the Texans solidifies him to the starting role while Authentic Jordan Akins Jersey will continue his role as the pass-catching option in 11 personnel (three-wide receivers). That leaves Warring in direct competition with Authentic Jordan Thomas Jersey with whatever role is left at the tight end group. Last season, the Texans showed that they will keep four tight ends on the roster, and they could do that again in 2020. A leg injury slowed Authentic Kahale Warring Jersey during the start of training camp, and a concussion suffered in joint practices with Green Bay. Talent is not the issue with Warring; it’s going to be about winning over the coaching staff when he hits the field with the team. He is going to have to win a role with the offense.

Any chance Clowney signs in Houston for a 1-year deal? via @DROBriant
Hello DRO,

That would be great, wouldn’t it? The return of Authentic Jadeveon Clowney Jersey to the Texans would send everyone into a frenzy. Clowney still lives in the Houston area with his family and trains in the city too, but it is a long shot that it would happen. It doesn’t feel like things ended well after a back and forth for a couple of seasons on a potential contract ending with a trade to Seattle, but bringing back Clowney would be one for the ages.

What are the chances we offer Watson his big contract before training camp starts? How much money do you think it would be? via @JJHOU99
Hello,

The most significant factor is the Dallas Cowboys getting a deal done with quarterback Dak Prescott. That will help set the bar for Watson and the Texans. There is little incentive for Watson and his representatives to complete a deal without knowing what other quarterbacks are worth to their teams. Until Prescott lands a deal, it is hard to see the Texans and Watson moving forward on a deal.

As for a contract for Watson, we are probably looking at $37-40 annually, with nearly $100 million guaranteed. Our good friend TexansCap.com put together a mock deal for Watson, and it helps outline what a potential agreement would look like. (Read TexansCap.com Watson Deal Here)

Can BOB stabilize Watson and make him top 5 QB for more than 8 games a season? via @rz19842
Thanks for the question RZ19842,

That is a good question, and it compares to the chicken versus the egg conversation. Is it Watson, or is it the offensive gameplan. It will no longer be up to O’Brien to make Watson tick, and it will now be up to offensive coordinator Tim Kelly to improve the offense. Add in Kelly is the new quarterback coach for Watson, plenty of the responsibility falls directly on him for the upcoming season. Watson himself will need to improve on reading defenses, especially second level blitzes from the secondary and dogs from linebackers. He sometimes has trouble picking those looks up, and it has created pressure issues on Watson.

What’s Bill O’Brien seeing in Authentic David Johnson Jersey? What’s made him trade rather than just wait for a decent free agent to shake loose? via @randomdogname
Hey RandomDogName,

There are a few things that occurred for David Johnson to be acquired by the Texans. It took Carlos Hyde to turn down a deal, DeAndre Hopkins to have contract demands the Texans were unwilling to meet and Bill O’Brien in all of his trades bring back a player that they feel have worth to their roster.

In this case, it was Johnson.

The Texans did not want to create two roster holes, and by landing Johnson, it gives them two backs in David and Authentic Duke Johnson Jersey that they feel can expand their offense every down.

Remember last season when Hyde was on the field, 16 passing targets in 526 offensive snaps. With Hyde on the field, it made the running back position a non-factor in the passing game, and they felt Johnson brings them two running backs that make the defense defend every offensive player on the field.

Last season, Johnson lined up in the slot for 67 snaps and during his All-Pro season in 2016 Johnson not only lined up in the backfield but he was able to line up in the slot (76 snaps) and out wide (121 snaps). His ability to move in the formation only expands the Texans offense with him on the field making the defense match up players snap to snap.

Right or wrong, getting a player back that can help their offense was a priority in the deal to prevent more roster issues.

I would not rule out another running back showing up via the draft or free agency.

Is RB still a possibility with one of the earlier picks? via @DBAMOS
Hi DBRAMOS,

With two second-round picks plus the third-round pick have some value to them, there is reason to think running back could be had later in the draft. The Texans have three seventh-round selections plus moves to land undrafted free agents post-draft.

Also, keep an eye on Karan Higdon Jr., who will be back in the fold after showing up to the Texans last season after injuring his knee training during the off-season. He had a strong ending to training camp and the preseason, which allowed him to spend the entire season with the team on the practice squad. Landing a reserve/futures deal at the end of the season, Higdon is one player to keep a pulse on heading into the off-season.

Out of our receiver pool, who do we think Watson will lean on the most? via @greekgodofhair
Hey Ashby,

The grand plan would be to continue to make Will Fuller V the explosive playmaker he is, but with his injury history, it is hard to feel comfortable with that plan. My early guess a player like Randall Cobb could rake in the reception being the slot receiver with experience in the offense. It would be the first time a real slot player would be in the Texans offense since O’Brien took over in 2014. With how much 11-personnel the Texans like playing, it will leave Cobb in the middle of the field in Watson’s sights to make plays. My early guess is that Cobb will be a catching machine in the middle of the formation.

Are the Texans relying on scheme changes to improve the defense? No new pass rushers have been added and waiting for the draft is a mistake imo via @keyfro
Hello, keyfro,

The best part of this is that your question is being answered on March 30th, 2020. This means that there are nearly four months until the season starts, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the season timeline is up in the air for the start of the season. If anything, there is plenty of time for a free-agent signing, the NFL Draft, roster moves before week one even kicks off. The Texans need a pass rush to help their defense out, and that is the lifeline for any defense. What should not be overlooked is that the Texans are looking for growth from both Authentic Charles Omenihu Jersey and Authentic Jacob Martin Jersey the second year in the system and a possible bounce back from injury from Authentic Duke Ejiofor Jersey. Now, it will not hurt for the Texans to draft another pass rusher, but they have three younger players to add to J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the upcoming season.

Is it reasonable to expect a guard drafted in the second round to replace Fulton at RG do that we can let Fulton go and save his cap space? via @jeffshadwick
Hello Jeff,

I think it is odd that most want Authentic Zach Fulton Jersey runoff for his “cap money,” especially when finding continuity on the offensive line has been something that has escaped them over the past few years. Last season was the first time in a while that an offensive line has been a solid group, and pulling the plug on Fulton makes little sense to me. His cap space is not needed at the moment and blowing up the right guard just because it makes little sense at the moment. The Texans should be looking to make the offensive line their strength heading into 2020. With little turnover, they can go into the season with the group answered and ready to go working with Deshaun Watson again, improving on a promising start as a group in 2019. I would not rule out the Texans finding a way to land a guard for their interior, but it does not feel like a priority for the upcoming season with their starting offensive line intact and Fulton being a solid player at right guard.

Is Bill in the hot seat? via @CastellanoLip
Hello Castellano,

As much as everyone wants to see Bill O’Brien gone, it is hard even to see that happening. O’Brien has to keep ownership privy to moves that are taking place, and unless he starts tanking in the win-loss column, that is what ultimately matters. O’Brien’s three division titles are tied for the most by any active head coach in their first five years, and his 42 career victories stand as the most by any head coach in franchise history through their first five years. Wins and losses are what matter at this point.

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The Houston Texans continued a busy day and quarterback A.J. McCarron will return in 2020. McCarron was the handpicked back up quarterback for the Texans in 2019 behind Watson and now he will have the same duties this upcoming season.

The deal is a one year contract worth $4 million with $3.75 million guaranteed.

Authentic AJ McCarron Jersey had a strong off-season until he broke his thumb in joint practices with the Green Bay Packers which caused him to miss the entire preseason due to the injury. McCarron was able to return for the start of the season and back up Authentic Deshaun Watson Jersey for the majority of the season.

Starting the final game of the season, McCarron threw for 225 yards and completed 56.8% of his passes with one interception. With not taking a significant snap since 2015, McCarron was able to keep a patchwork Texans offense competing with a Tennessee Titans team in week 17 of the season.

The Texans now have three quarterbacks under contract heading into next season with Deshaun Watson, A.J. McCarron, and Authentic Alex McGough Jersey.

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When Texans rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. takes the field Monday night against the New Orleans Saints, it marks a significant moment in his life.

Not only is Johnson is preparing for his first NFL game, but the second-round draft pick from Kentucky is looking forward to playing against former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player quarterback Drew Brees.

“I’m excited about it,” Johnson said. “I’m ready to get out there and play and show everybody what I’m made of. I’m ready to show what I’m about for real. Being on the same field with Drew Brees, I’ve been watching him growing up. So, it’s going to be amazing. It’s Monday night. I can’t wait to play a real game.”
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Johnson represents the physical prototype for the position. At 6-2, 213 pounds, Johnson has run the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds.
Johnson is slated for a backup role currently behind veterans Johnathan Joseph and Bradley Roby, but is expected to see action Monday.

“He’s still learning,” Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said. “He’s a rookie, like you said. You know how I feel about rookies. Rookies are going to make rookie mistakes. If I can minimize those mistakes or minimize the chances of him making a mistake, I’ll do that, but he’s going to be on the field and he’s going to play some.”

Aggressive and physical, Johnson had his best performance of the preseason against the Dallas Cowboys when he prevented a touchdown by breaking up a pass.

The Texans face a big challenge against Saints All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas.

“He’s a great receiver,” Thomas said. “We match up in size pretty well. It’s going to be a good matchup.”

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Johnson experienced some rough moments during the preseason, including being kicked out of practice early after delivering some punishing hits in a joint practice with the Green Bay Packers that led to a scuffle and caused two injuries. He allowed a touchdown pass against Green Bay in the preseason opener.

“Just learned how to be a pro in this league, learned how to practice well and show what I’m made of,” Johnson said. “Just trying to earn my teammates’ trust and just physicality, just being myself. Confidence level, that was never a problem for me. I’ve always had confidence about football since I was little.”

Johnson had a difficult upbringing in Gary, Ind., a once vibrant steel town that has fallen on hard times economically and has an alarmingly high homicide rate. Johnson has lost several close friends to gun violence, including classmate and track and field teammate Daja Brookshire. He has several tattoos commemorating them.

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Johnson hopes he can offer hope to Gary residents through his example.

“Oh man, I’m not going back,” Johnson said. “Just give them something to look at and give them home coming from my city.”

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The Houston Texans gave up a future sixth-round pick to sign CB Keion Crossen. Questions remain about his purpose but Bill O’Brien addressed them recently.
Houston Texans fans — we’ve got five days to go before the start of the 2019 season is official. They’ll be taking on the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome to kick off the season and they will have their hands full against what most of us regard as a Super Bowl contender.

Drew Brees still remains in top form after all these years and I wouldn’t expect anything less out of him. His training/diet regimen is just as strict as Tom Brady‘s so it’s no surprise he’s still turning heads at age 40.

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With the NFL rules favoring protection of the quarterback, these guys could last a long time as long as they’re in shape. But the contrast is that Brett Favre tried to do it himself but it took one tumultuous hit in a playoff game in his last season with the Minnesota Vikings before he decided to call it a career.

Since then, the Saints and the New England Patriots are dead-set on ensuring their quarterbacks are protected. These guys also have quick releases on their passing so the defense doesn’t have an opportunity to get to them that often.

We’ll see how our pass rushers — sans Jadeveon Clowney — can get to Brees but that’s another storyline for another day.

Anyway, speaking of defense, the Houston Texans traded recently for cornerback Keion Crossen from the Patriots. Crossen is just in his sophomore season and has still a lot to prove in this league but the team feels that he can be a valuable contributor.

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As I wrote the other day, what could possibly be his purpose?

Bill O’Brien gave clarity indicating that he’s a replacement for special teams whiz Johnson Bademosi — who was traded to the Miami Dolphins in the Laremy Tunsil package — and here’s what he had to say via the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson:

“Johnson Bademosi did a lot of great things for us here, that was a tough decision,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “But when we decided to include Baddy in the trade with Miami, we felt like we had to replace that. Crossen’s a little bit of different player than Baddy, but both have excellent special teams production.”

He also added this tidbit:

“Keion Crossen played on a Super Bowl team last year, played well in the AFC championship game and is a great guy. Comes to our organization very highly thought of. I just met him and he’s got a lot of energy and I think he’s going to be a good addition.”

Bademosi was signed by the Houston Texans before the start of last season to a two-year, $6.25 million deal, making him the highest-paid special teams player in the NFL at the time. With him having a base salary of $2.5M for 2019 (the last season of his expiring contract), his versatility and team-friendly made him an asset the Houston Texans were willing to deal.

But let’s compare the numbers, shall we?

Pro Football Focus graded Bademosi out a 52.2 through 322 snaps in terms of his special teams

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work to which in all retrospect, is quite underwhelming. But the Houston Texans valued his versatility it may not have mattered to them.

Crossen received a 58.4 through 122 snaps in 2018, which is slightly better than his traded counterpart so the Houston Texans feel that they’re getting a player that could adequately replace him and could possibly morph into a valuable asset for the team.

I’m sure Brad Seely had a say in this and if he did, I certainly trust his knack for finding talent because of his sterling reputation and his ability to turn around this unit after the team ousted the disgraced Larry Izzo after two seasons as special teams coordinator (2016-17).

We’ll have to see how it goes but the bright side is that Crossen did have 12 tackles, one pick and five pass deflections last week in their final preseason game against the New York Giants.

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HOUSTON — Carlos Hyde hasn’t been in Houston for a very long, but the running back is getting a crash course in the Texans’ offense after he was traded by the Chiefs last Saturday.

Luckily he has a translator to help him out.

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Running back Duke Johnson — who is also relatively new to the Texans, as he was traded from the Browns on Aug. 8 — played with Hyde in Cleveland for six games last season and has been helping him learn the new terminology in Houston.

“I’m just trying to get him acclimated and compare things back to when we were in Cleveland,” Johnson said. “Plays we had, calls we had, just trying to put them on the same level.

“But Carlos is a professional, and he’s a smart player. A lot of things that he’s doing now, he can do it in his sleep. It’s just different terminology, but it’s the same thing.”

Hyde is on his fourth team in two seasons. He said the biggest challenge has been just “erasing all of the information I learned in the past six months in Kansas City,” but that he is getting “comfortable” in the Texans’ offense.

“It’s like two different offenses, but I’ve been doing pretty good though, picking things up,” Hyde said. “Good thing that the offense is not too crazy here. It’s been easy for me to learn and catch on pretty quick.”
Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson were teammates with the Browns in the first half of last season, before Hyde was traded to Jacksonville. Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports
After trading for Johnson at the start of the preseason, the Texans were hoping his strength in the passing game would complement what starting running back Lamar Miller can do. But after Miller tore his ACL in the third preseason game, the Texans needed to add a veteran back. O’Brien cautioned that the Texans weren’t trying to replace Miller with Hyde, but “we’re just trying to add depth to that position and we think Carlos can possibly do that.”

While the duo will likely split the carries as the season goes on, Johnson should get the majority of the touches in Week 1 against the Saints. If the Texans trail early on Monday night, Johnson should be even more involved in the passing game.

Johnson has not missed a game in his four NFL seasons and has had at least 47 catches each year. After Miller’s injury, his workload is expected to increase.

“I’ve always been ready, especially mentally,” Johnson said. “Physically, I guess we’ll find out.”

Hyde, who has now been traded twice in the last year, feels he’s “got a lot to prove” in Houston.

“I’m definitely coming in with a chip on my shoulder,” Hyde said. “I’ve been traded twice, so things haven’t been going the way I wanted. So I’m in a fresh start right now, and I’ve got the opportunity to change a lot of people’s minds. So I’m ready to go.”

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When the Houston Texans looked through the Seattle Seahawks’ depth chart to negotiate a Jadeveon Clowney trade, second-year outside linebacker Jacob Martin must’ve stood out as a player to get; they did just that.
A former Temple Owl, Martin doesn’t come to Houston with ideal size (6-2, 242 ), but he has the drive to make up for it. In Seattle, his tape reflected that of an outside linebacker that’s drinking four Red Bulls a game — he’s relentless off the edge and rarely slows down.

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When asked on Thursday what he brings to the Texans, energy is the first to come to mind.

“Energy, man,” said Martin. “One-hundred percent effort all the time. I bring the juice all the time, and making sure that guys that are playing with me understand that we’re talking and communicating. I’m just trying to bring some fire off the edge.”

As a rookie in 2018, Martin brought that fire off the edge. Playing as an undersized defensive end in Seattle’s 4-3 system, he recorded three sacks, eight quarterback hits, and two tackles for loss in 225 defensive snaps played.

In Houston, Martin will be used as a 3-4 outside linebacker; the role includes rushing off the edge and dropping back in coverage. Martin feels as if he can contribute in that role, particularly as a speed rusher.

“I’m good off the ball. I’m an edge rusher,” says Martin. “I’m a speed guy, so getting quarterbacks off the spot and getting sacks, just contributing to the already great pass rushers that are already here.”

Martin may not start with the Texans, but his skill set is ideal for a 3-4 that often prioritizes speed off the edge alongside defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus.

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Relocating to Houston, absorbing a new playbook, meeting new teammates as he gets acclimated to the Texans’ locker room and his fifth NFL team, it’s been a lot for veteran outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo.

Mingo was traded to the Texans along with outside linebacker Jacob Martin from the Seattle Seahawks for franchise player Jadeveon Clowney and a third-round draft pick.

“It’s been a pretty hectic week, getting a different playbook, being able to come in and practice with the guys, but it’s been great getting here, getting acclimated and just getting back to football,” Mingo said. “Just terminology. Word meaning different things, but once you get to translate all that kind of stuff you can marry up old terminology and new terminology and it makes things run even faster.”
Mingo is a former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick from LSU. He has also played for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

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Houston Texans bolster their cornerback depth with the addition of Cornell Armstrong prior to the start of the season.
The Houston Texans continue to tweak their 53 man roster prior to their season opener against the New Orleans Saints and added cornerback Cornell Armstrong to the secondary. Texans agreed to a deal after Armstrong went unclaimed through the NFL waiver wire on Sunday afternoon.

The move was announced according to Armstrong’s agent Brett Tessler after he was cut by the Miami Dolphins. Armstrong was selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft but was part of the wave of players that were released as NFL teams got to their roster of 53 before the deadline set by the NFL.

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He is the second cornerback the Texans have brought in after trading a future sixth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for Keion Crossen. Armstrong is joining a crowded group of cornerbacks that includes Johnathan Joseph, Bradley Roby, Aaron Colvin, Lonnie Johnson Jr., Xavier Crawford, and Crossen.

Armstrong has 15 games under his belt with 8 tackles in what turned out to be his first and only season with the Dolphins. He will likely be a reserve in the Texans secondary and assume a role on the special teams unit after the team traded one of the better special teams contributors in Johnson Bademosi in the blockbuster package that netted left tackle, Laremy Tunsil.

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Armstrong will be reuniting with former Dolphins teammates, Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills in Houston, and will prepare for the first game on the national spotlight against the Saints on Monday night football.