Next to the draft (maybe more so than the draft?), there isn’t a better time during the NFL offseason than the start of free agency. Except that, this year – it’s free agency, undrafted free agency, re-signing of team free agents, ramping up training camps, and who knows whatever else.
Obvious early topics are going to be Vonta Leach (I think he’s gone), Rashad Butler (I said MONTHS ago he was gone, and he has since confirmed), and Jacoby Jones (I think he stays). Following that, I’m hoping CBs Asomugha and Joseph come off the board quickly so everyone will move on to actual realistic considerations. Not that Joseph’s not realistic, but I don’t think he’s going to be THAT much cheaper than Nnamdi, and the Texans need a lot more than a starting-level CB.
Gerald Sensabaugh, as I said a month or two ago, is a virtual lock to join the Texans… and while that disappoints people, I don’t think he’d be a bad addition. Uh, as long as the quality of the corner they sign is greater than the quality of… Sensabaugh. (That made more sense in my head.)
Names I’d like to see linked to the Texans in free agency, other than Joseph, no particular order:
S Eric Weddle (doubtful)
CB Josh Wilson
CB Carlos Rogers (if many other options fall through)
S Dawan Landry (doubtful)
S Daniel Manning (also a return man, would love him to join the Texans)
CB Antonio Cromartie (I think he’s soft, but I don’t care. The dude can cover)
DL Cullen Jenkins
NT Kelly Gregg (apparently going to be cut by the Ravens)
NT Aubrayo Franklin (wishful thinking)
Of course, those are the easy ones. We need to drill in to some of the mid-tier guys as well, soon. Tomorrow should be fun. This week should be fun. And crazy… and probably maddening.
Who are your top targets, other than the TOP guys?