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Errant Hothy
01-03-2008, 10:14 AM
per the Texans home page http://www.houstontexans.com/team/Transactions.asp:
Signed the following players to reserve/future contracts: RB Arliss Beach, LB Kevis Coley, C Greg Eslinger, CB Derrick Johnson, DE Eric Powell, CB Derrick Roberson, S Brandon Mitchell

Now if I just knew the particulers of a future contract.

01-03-2008, 11:16 AM
Futures contracts:

These players are signed to “reserve/future” contracts. In effect, that means they are being signed for the 2008 season even though that season does not officially begin until March. Only players who were not on any NFL team’s active roster when the 2007 season ended are eligible for such signings; if they were under contract, then they would remain so until March. Players who were on practice squads at the end of the season are eligible to sign with any team.

Basically we are looking up fringes guys for next years camp.

01-07-2008, 12:26 PM
The Texans have signed running back Arliss Beach, linebacker Kevis Coley, center Greg Eslinger, cornerback Derrick Johnson, safety Brandon Mitchell, defensive end Eric Powell and cornerback Derrick Roberson to reserve/future contracts, it was announced today.

Beach (5-10, 219) was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent from the University of Kentucky on May 5, 2006. He spent the 2006 season on injured reserve. He was released by the Packers this spring and signed with the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 23, 2007. He was released by Dallas on Sept. 1. Beach was signed to the Texans' practice squad on Dec. 26. While at Kentucky, Beach finished his career with 951 yards on 226 carries and 14 touchdowns.

Coley (6-1, 228) went to Southern Mississippi and was on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad this season, before being released on Dec. 4, 2007. He signed with the Texans practice squad on Dec. 19.

Eslinger (6-3, 291) was signed to the Cleveland Browns active roster from the Denver Broncos practice squad on Nov. 14, 2007. He was inactive all four weeks he was with Cleveland before being released on Dec. 12, 2007. He was signed to the Texans' practice squad on Dec. 19.

Johnson (5-10, 188) was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2005 draft. He was released on Sept. 2, 2006 and he signed with the Texans on Sept. 21, 2006. He was released by the Texans on Nov. 1, and signed with the Falcons on Nov. 15, 2006. He was released by the Falcons on May 14, 2007 and signed with the Dolphins on May 15. He was released by the Dolphins on Sept. 1.

In his career, Johnson has appeared in 19 games with five starts. He has registered 38 tackles, one sack for 12 yards, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

Mitchell (6-3, 205) signed with Houston’s practice squad on Sept. 3 and spent the entire season with the Texans.

Powell (6-3, 284) signed with the Detroit Lions practice squad on Dec. 17, 2005. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 9, 2006 and he was released by the Bills on Sept. 11, 2007.

Roberson (5-10, 175) was with the Texans during training camp and was signed to the Texans practice squad on Nov. 14.http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=4118

01-09-2008, 03:19 PM
Nice work dragon. RB's, Cb's, a center and DE. All of those thingies are needs. We've got a great GM now.

01-09-2008, 03:20 PM
If Eslinger is ever going to make it, the Gibbs hire is his best chance.

01-09-2008, 05:50 PM
Well, as long as we don't use another top 10 draft pick on a DL in the next decade... :bat:

01-09-2008, 06:25 PM
Johnson was a pretty decent player for us. He hardly played, but was only a rookie. Seemed like he had a knack for making plays. I'm not completely sure why he was cut the next camp., but I think it was injuries. Good guy to bring in for competition.

01-09-2008, 06:28 PM
Ricks a busy guy :cool:

01-09-2008, 06:34 PM
I wouldn't get to exicited about these guys. There might be a gem in there, but they're mostly cannon fodder.

01-09-2008, 07:04 PM
I wouldn't get to exicited about these guys. There might be a gem in there, but they're mostly cannon fodder.

Like Icak said, Eslinger and Gibbs seem like a great opportunity for both Eslinger and the Texans. The rest seem like regular camp guys to me.

01-09-2008, 07:53 PM
Camp Fodder is about right, but its good to see Rick Smith getting down to business straight away and planning for next season already.

I saw a photo of him over on HT.com and couldn't believe how young he looked. In my mind he was some grizzly old guy.....