Breaking: Houston Texans re-sign OT Seantrel Henderson

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Seantrel Henderson’s inaugural season in Houston ended prematurely when he broke his ankle versus the Patriots week 1. But that didn’t stop the Texans from re-signing the talented 26-year-old.

The 6’8″ tackle signed a one-year deal in 2018 for $4 million and impressed before his season-ending injury. So much so that he entered the 2019 season as the starter at right tackle.

Despite his injury, the Texans decided to re-up on his contract with another one-year deal worth $4.5 million. Though it is unclear what his role will be within the Texans offense.

General manager Brian Gaine will have his hands full during the off-season as he will need to improve an offensive line that gave up a league-high 62 sacks. At the minimum, Henderson will offer the Texans depth and competition to an offensive line that is expected to look very different come the 2019 season.

-Avery Duncan

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The East-West Shrine game; why and who you should watch as a Texans fan

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Why should I watch it?

Guess what is on for football fans this Saturday.

College Football? Nope

NFL? Nope

East-West Shrine Game? Yep

That’s right, it’s the first Saturday since August 18th, 2018 that there were no college football or NFL games on. Meaning the dark days of the off-season is closing in, so you should soak up all the football you can get beforehand.

Though the Shrine game won’t be as competitive or alluring as an SEC or Big 12 championship, the competition is legit. The rosters are stacked of prospects with NFL ready talent.

However, the allure comes from the players are from smaller schools. The game gives such players a national stage to create a name for themselves, in turn creating players playing with everything on the line.

Are you intrigued yet? If so, you might want to catch the game on NFL Network at 2:00 P.M. Central, Saturday January 19th.

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Rookie report card: Martinas Rankin receives a C+

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Former Mississippi State Bulldog Martinas Rankin started his rookie season as a tackle but finished as a guard. And it might be the best thing to happen in his short NFL career, other than being

As a tackle Rankin would receive a failing grade on this rookie report card. In pass protection, he seemed completely oblivious to his surroundings, slow, and generally discomfortable. Technically, he lacked a powerful stance, quick footwork, and hand movement to create initial leverage.

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Ten 2019 offensive tackle prospects Texans fans should be familiar with pre-combine

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In case you haven’t heard, Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times in his sophomore season. If the Texans don’t want a second case of David Carr, they might want to invest in their offensive tackle position.

Though the Texans will likely not have the opportunity to draft Jonah Williams, there are some quality tackle options in the 2019 draft. Below are ten of said options.

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Ten 2019 cornerback prospects Texans fans should be familiar with pre-combine

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The Texans desperately need help at cornerback. Jonathan Joseph is aging, Kareem Jackson is a free-agent slot cornerback/safety, Aaron Colvin is a slot corner, and Kevin Johnson is widely regarded as a bust.

The cornerbacks’ zone coverage was constantly exposed, and even head coach Bill O’Brien has called for more man coverage cornerbacks. That being said, this list has an emphasis on man coverage cornerbacks. While top prospects Greedy Williams and Byron Murphy aren’t mentioned due to the Texans draft status.

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