Originally Posted by Rey
I'd look at Bart Scott. Not an everydown MLB anymore, but could be good depth. Plus he'd bring some mote attitude and toughness to the defense.
Keep in mind that he just underwent surgery on a turf toe just 4 weeks ago. Turf toe does not usually require surgery. But sometimes a player will develop a large bone spur around the toe joint that needs to be taken out. The joint becomes arthritic and the cartilage gets thin and the bone spurs start to form around it. Removing the spurs can bring relief, but many times you still haven't addressed the thing that caused the bone spurs in the first place and you still have arthritis. Just because you remove the bone spur, the joint can remain abnormal.
The prognosis is generally pretty good as far as the ability to return to action, but it's relatively poor in the sense that you never really cure the condition. Essentially this becomes an arthritic condition. The longer the player is in the league, the greater the chances are that he will progress his arthritis, which means he becomes more susceptible to more arthritis, more bone spurs, repeat injury and so on.
Some players can finish out their careers half way decently. Others end up like Deion Sanders. But the need for surgery is not what you want to hear. Prior to injury, Scott had a streak of 119 straight games. He only missed the one game, but he finished with an eight-year low in tackles (60) and was definitely not an impact player for the Jets in 2012.
He did say that he would take a "pay cut" before the Jets released him, but I would say that it should have to be a significant one for the Texans to even consider him.......especially as a 2 down backup.