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Eyeguy
01-11-2007, 10:47 AM
Cory Redding DT Lions had career highs in sacks (8) and tackles (67) in 2006. He is an unrestricted free agent and would fit in very well at DT for the Texans. Redding was an All American at Texas and a High School All American at Houstons North Shore High. He still lives in Houston. His 8 sacks was 2nd to W. Sapp (10) for DT in the NFL this year. If the Texans could sign Redding to play DT this would not only stregthen our line but also change our needs in the draft and allow us to select BPA.
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El Tejano
01-11-2007, 10:51 AM
That would be a very nice pickup for us. I wouldn't mind getting this guy at all. Anymore info on this kid. He was a monster at UT.

CoastalTexan
01-11-2007, 10:53 AM
I like it, Lets get him and Clements and it will go a long way to having a top notch defense. Although we would still be missing a FS and SLB.

TEXANS84
01-11-2007, 11:04 AM
I'd like to have him, I just doubt the Lions will let him slip away.

dwilt72
01-11-2007, 11:09 AM
I would love to have him at DT!

wolfscar
01-11-2007, 11:24 AM
I think he'd be a smart pickup - he can play DT or DE, and has been performing solidly at Detroit, who clearly suck. On a decent line I think he could be better than solid. They (Detroit) seem to view him as a disappointment because he was indeed a monster in college and hasn't been the highlight reel player they were hoping for. I think he'll slip under a lot of teams' radar and we'll have an opportunity to pick him up at a good price. That's what I'm hoping anyway.

TexanFanInCC
01-11-2007, 11:29 AM
I'd like to have him, I just doubt the Lions will let him slip away.

you never know with matt millen!

TexanSam
01-11-2007, 11:46 AM
I don't know why he would want to stay in Detroit as bad as they are. They don't appear to have a very bright future as long as Matt Millen is there.

texasguy346
01-11-2007, 11:50 AM
I'd like to have him, I just doubt the Lions will let him slip away.

I recall reading an article during the season where the Lions expressed that re-signing Redding was their top priority going into the offseason. They really liked the combination of Rogers and Redding in the middle. I think he's more than likely going to stay in Detroit.

phantom17
01-11-2007, 12:59 PM
Yeah, make it so Texans, then we won't worry about drafting a DT in the first day. Plus, he may want to come back to H-town! Now if we can only get Clements (DB)..........well there is a chance! In Rick We Trust!:snobord: :)

TheRealJoker
01-11-2007, 02:12 PM
Put him next to Mario and VOILA...we have a pass rush!!!

Texian
01-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Redding along with Rod Coleman & Vonnie Holiday are the top DT FAs. Texan's have Payne, TJ, Maddox, Cochran and Weaver, it is already crowded for adding a high priced DT FA.

hadaad
01-11-2007, 03:21 PM
Assuming everyone is healthy, I imagine that Maddox, TJ and Payne will be around when the smoke clears, from this year's crop. And maybe Dalton if he's still in the picture.

Second Honeymoon
01-11-2007, 03:34 PM
Due to the amount of teams with much more cap space than us, I think any player we get in FA we will have to overpay for just based on supply v. demand. I think Redding will end up re-signing with Detroit for big money or going to a contender for less money. I just don't see any reason why he would want to come here. I think he would be a good compliment to Mario on the opposite side.

Eyeguy
01-11-2007, 03:47 PM
I just don't see any reason why he would want to come here. .

Redding is from Houston and went to UT. I think he might be intrested in playing at home and with an up and coming defense along side Mario.

hot pickle
01-11-2007, 03:47 PM
i would like cory redding, i think we need to have one DT pushin and blockin o-line men (maddox), and one DT actin like a DE a faster small guy like redding or weaver,

hadaad
01-11-2007, 04:42 PM
Redding is from Houston and went to UT. I think he might be intrested in playing at home and with an up and coming defense along side Mario.

Yeah, but Redding is a Detroit Lion, and if he's looking for greener pastures, he might be looking for a team with an actual winning history, alongside some other stud DE. I'm thinking Carolina could use a DT, so probably could Miami. I know NYJ must want some beef on the DL.

Not trying to poop on your parade, I'm just saying that no matter how many positives you come up with for people to come to Houston, there's lots of reasons that they might just go somewhere else - anywhere else.

That said, if he's good, I hope we at least get in the game for him.

Insideop
01-11-2007, 04:46 PM
Redding along with Rod Coleman & Vonnie Holiday are the top DT FAs. Texan's have Payne, TJ, Maddox, Cochran and Weaver, it is already crowded for adding a high priced DT FA.

Of the 5 you listed only Maddox (at this point in time) has a good shot of making the team at DT. Weaver is mainly a DE and I don't think we should move him to DT unless it's a passing situation with Babin at DE. Payne is getting pretty old and is now recovering from his 2nd major knee operation. I heard him talking on 610 radio yesterday about coming back, but realistically, I think even if he was able to make it back to 100% he won't be near the player he was 4 to 5 years ago.

As for TJ, and I assume you're talking about Travis Johnson and not Thomas Johnson, he didn't get to play much this year due to injury and I haven't heard anything about his recovery. He has been a major disapointment for the team and I just don't know if he showed enough last year when playing for him to make the team.

The rest of the DT's were the "street FA's" that Smith picked up throughout the season as needed. Out of that bunch, Maddox, Thomas Johnson, Killings, Cochran, and Bulman, I think only Maddox and maybe Johnson will make the team next season. I almost forgot Alfred Malone. He is listed as a DE but I think he mostly played DT. If he comes back healthy he could be in the mix too!

I know we have alot of DT's, but in all honesty I still think we are weak in this area and we should address it in FA or the draft. JMHO!

Caesar
01-11-2007, 07:27 PM
He was a monster at UT.
In the past, that has always been criteria for the Texans NOT to take a player (VY, Derrick Johnson, Derrick Dockery, etc.).

threetoedpete
01-11-2007, 07:35 PM
Rep sent Insideop. I think you just about coevered it. I do believe in sniffing a high draft pick for awhile. I don't believe
they have carte blanch on a roster spot after two years if they don't produce. Heck, Glanville one year cut a second round pick out of summer camp. If ever there was a guy who neeeds to wake up and smell the coffee, it's Travis Johnson.
And yes Dorthy, DT is a critical need on this football club.


In the past, that has always been criteria for the Texans NOT to take a player (VY, Derrick Johnson, Derrick Dockery, etc.).

Agreed. AND...I dunno how many times it has to be posted...Redding will be
a little cheaper than one of the corners, but at 10 to 13.5 million, you're going to have to pick your posion. Front line corner or several guys like Redding. I'm betting we can't have both.

Imatexanfan
01-11-2007, 07:38 PM
In the past, that has always been criteria for the Texans NOT to take a player (VY, Derrick Johnson, Derrick Dockery, etc.).

Dude............its NOT Casserley no more its Rick Smith, he'll get the job done.:ok:

yourfavoritetexan42
01-12-2007, 08:11 AM
Love to have him, our best defensive tackle is underachieving Travis Johnson right now... If we sign this guy then that means we can draft someone else other than Alan Branch, if we don't I believe Branch might be the best choice for us at #8 because our defensive tackle position was a big hole in our defense last year.

Eyeguy
01-12-2007, 10:47 AM
If we sign this guy then that means we can draft someone else other than Alan Branch, if we don't I believe Branch might be the best choice for us at #8 because our defensive tackle position was a big hole in our defense last year.

If they do sign Redding that means that we take Wis. OT Thomas, OK RB Peterson, if both are gone we trade down or up, or worse case take PBA at #8. There is always someone who drops down to that spot who was not supposed to be there, I think this year it might be a WR. If we don't need to draft a DT and Thomas or Peterson are not there then our trade down has great value.

El Amigo Invisible
01-12-2007, 10:48 AM
I would rather have Shawn Rogers. CR is a very good player and I would love to have him.:shades:

Toro
01-12-2007, 03:54 PM
Redding is a good, hardnosed player who would be a worthwhile acquisition.

His signing may not steal the headlines, but he'd be one of those good signings that benefits the Texans greatly.

I may be the only person on this board who thinks that a Johnson-Redding DT duo might not be such a bad thing, same goes for Mario and Babin at DE.

TexanSam
01-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Love to have him, our best defensive tackle is underachieving Travis Johnson right now... If we sign this guy then that means we can draft someone else other than Alan Branch, if we don't I believe Branch might be the best choice for us at #8 because our defensive tackle position was a big hole in our defense last year.

Actually, our best defensive tackle is probably Anthony Maddox. A guy we signed in the middle of the season. I guess you could look at it in one of two ways. Either:

A) Maddox was a steal by the Texans.
B) That some guy named Anthony Maddox had major playing time shows how bad our D-line was.

I was impressed by Maddox in the playing time he got. I wouldn't mind seeing him be back next season as one of our starting DT's. We need another one though.

infantrycak
01-12-2007, 11:50 PM
Love to have him, our best defensive tackle is underachieving Travis Johnson right now... .

Travis Johnson has never had a day as good as Anthony Maddox's worst day. He has never even thought about touching a good Payne day. TJ isn't close to the best DT the Texans have.

JAXwithanX
01-13-2007, 12:03 AM
Yeah Redding went to the same high school as me....although 4 years older than me. He was a pretty accomplished discus thrower I believe.

Yep....sure was -

http://www.nflplayers.com/players/player.aspx?id=34629


Attended North Shore (Houston) High… Named USA Today’s National Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus All-American choice as a senior in 1998… Named the nation’s top linebacker by Parade… Associated Press All-State first-team and Texas Sports Writers Association Texas Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year… Recorded 215 tackles (103 solos), 15 sacks, 22 stops for losses, 25 pressures, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and four interceptions in 1998… Also excelled in track, winning the state Class 5A title in the discus as a junior and senior (career best toss of 193’9”)… Born Cory B. Redding on 11/15/80.

mike moffat
01-13-2007, 12:33 AM
Hometown Guy #2, huh? Cory Redding?
Well since I live in Redding, Ca., He could be Hometown, Hometown Guy.:jk:

Eyeguy
01-13-2007, 04:50 PM
I would rather have Shawn Rogers.

I don't think Rogers is a UFA

AndreRulz
01-13-2007, 07:16 PM
id love to see us get mr. redding he is a very good DT. a nose for the ball.

the wonger need food
01-13-2007, 07:53 PM
our best defensive tackle is underachieving Travis Johnson right now...

Our best defensive tackle (Anthony Maddox) is overachieving.