2018 Texans Player Transactions

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Jaguars WR MONTAY CROCKETT has been picked up after being waived Jan 13. Originally 2017 UDFA picked up by Packers then on the Jaguars PS until the end of Dec when promo to the active roster when Jaelen Strong tore his ACL.
     
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    I’ll probably care when I hear we picked up a few offensive linemen to replace the pretenders currently on the roster.
     
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    Whelp - he's fast so that will help stretch defenses.
    That will definitely take WR off the table in the draft and FA.
     
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    Dec 27,2017 From BlackandTeal.com (same info as posted on Scout.com):

    Crockett played college football for Georgia Southern, where he saw action in 47 games with 18 starts at wide receiver over the course of four seasons. At his pro day, Crockett ran a 4.39 40-yard dash, which would’ve placed him in third among wide receivers had he been invited to the NFL combine. At the regional combine in New Orleans shortly after, Crockett reported an impressive 4.30 40-yard dash, which if accurate, would have placed him as one of the fastest players in the draft.

    He went undrafted in May of 2017, and was signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers immediately following the draft. He faced tough odds in camp, competing against nine other wide receivers for a roster spot, two of whom who were drafted, and the other seven being on the roster from the previous season. Despite all of that, Crockett had a really impressive training camp with the Packers, and was even said to be the fastest player on the team by a number of his teammates.

    Crockett was cut by the Packers during final roster cuts at the end of training camp. He worked out for the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans before getting signed to the Jaguars practice squad at the end of October.

    After impressing during practice, Montay Crockett was promoted to the active roster in response to Jaelen Strong’s season-ending ACL tear Sunday against San Francisco. His nearly two months as part of the team have given him plenty of time to take in the playbook and develop chemistry with the quarterback. His exciting speed is something to look out for, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get a decent amount of playing time against the Titans on Sunday.
     
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    Some college film on Crockett:



    Played WR, KR, PR, DB (not uncommonly played both sides of the ball) and STs....................speedy, elusive with sticky hands and doesn't seem to go down very easily.....has moves that you expect from a shifty running back.
    Found sources saying that he ran the 40 as fast as 4.25 in N.O.

    Nice vertical jump at 38 (equivalent to Darelle Revis............and would have been beaten out by only 3 WRs at the Combine), and not weak with bench of 18 reps (would have been beaten out by only 3 WRs at the Combine...........by only 1 rep).
     
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    Decent looking prospect, but this is a bit of exaggeration???
     
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    I would be happy with him being able to upgrade the PR/KR/Gunner positions.
     
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    How did this thread turn into another draft or what should we do type of posting? Last year, we had a similar transaction thread which was kept pretty clean regarding either about to happen transactions or completed player transactions.. When postings get all mixed up with other subjects, it's very difficult to go back and try to search for pertinent information.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack this thread.

    Although it would be good to have this guy help upgrade the ST's.
     


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    Houston Texans Add Darius Kilgo with a Reserve/Futures Contract
    Posted by Patrick D. Starr+ on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 ·

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    The Houston Texans have signed free agent nose tackle Darius Kilgo to a reserve/futures deal. Kilgo spent the 2017 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.

    Kilgo was drafted in 2015 by the Denver Broncos in the 6th round (203rd overall) out of Maryland. With the Broncos, he appeared in 9 games his rookie season, making six tackles, but was inactive for all of the post season games including the Super Bowl. For his career, Kilgo has appeared in 18 games totaling 11 tackles and 1 pass deflection.

    Kilgo was released by the Broncos in November of 2016 and claimed by the New England Patriots three days later. He was with the Patriots on the practice squad for the remainder of the 2016 season.

    Kilgo has two Super Bowl rings, one with the Broncos in 2015 and another with the Patriots in 2016.
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    At 6'3", he weighs in at 320 lbs. In college, his main deficiency was upper body strength. His ProDay 33 bench reps did not translate into on the field NFL playing strength. After being drafted, he has apparently developed the needed strength to play NT. But though he can be considered a "space eater" now, he has shown no ability as a pass rusher.
     
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    Yes, it's hard to get up more than a passing interest in the Newoilers as long as Billy remains the coach.
     
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    Always happy to kick the tires on a big guy for the middle. Reader can't do it by himself.
     
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    The Texans cut Erik Austell with non football injury designation. Another OL gone. Last year, he was only a camp body. Never saw action in a game.
     
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    Don't believe that this has been posted here

    Zach Conque, Dee Virgin among 10 signed to Texans reserve/futures contracts

    • Guard Erik Austell [HAS BEEN RECENTLY RELEASED AS PER PREVIOUS POST]
    • TE Zach Conque
    • Cornerback Dee Virgin
    • Linebacker Kennan Gilchrist
    • Defensive tackle Marcus Hardison
    • Cornerback Bryce Jones
    • Running back Troymaine Pope
    • Tight end Jevoni Robinson
    • Offensive tackle Jake Rodgers
    • Cornerback Josh Thornton
     
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    Pope looked pretty good a couple of yrs ago in preseason with the Seahawks.
     
  17. OptimisticTexan

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    If my memory is correct, Conque was actually looking fairly decent until an injury ended his camp far to early. I'd like to see him pick up where he left off during this off-season. Also, it would be nice to see Lechler finally relieved of his emergency backup QB duties since that should fall right into Conque's swim lane, provided he can play himself onto the team.
     
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    At 6'6" 240, he would have a heck of QB stature. But the Texans drafted him with only the intention of playing TE. It's interesting to note that as a QB he seemed to be matching his passing TDs with rushing TDs. With the acquisition of Watson, Qonque's "mobile" QB skills could be re-evaluated for development as a backup.
     
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    ....and like I mentioned, as a replacement for Emergency QB duties so Lechler would never have to worry about going under center in a pinch. Conque is a big guy and his QB'ing numbers certainly aren't the worst I've seen but he's a TE now. I wonder if O'Brien could get creative enough to draft a play or 2 that might see Conque used in a TE Option type of play. He does have to make the team first.
     
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    The Texans have told ILB Brian Cushing that he'll be released sometime before the league year begins March 14. The emergence of second-year ILBs Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole made Cushing expendable. They'll save $7.64 milliion under the salary cap when he's released.
     
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