J.P. Losman, QB, Bills: Losman has never been one of his teammates favorite guys even dating back to Tulane, but in terms of pure athleticism, he is a pretty good fit for the Texans. Losman is young, has a good arm and has the ability to get outside of the pocket and make some things happen. With coaching from Kubiak, he could be a good fit with the play-action, bootleg system the Texans use. Kyle Boller, QB, Ravens: Boller had a good chance of being the starter for the Ravens last year but injured his shoulder and missed all of 2008. If Boller is given a clean bill of health, he is one the Texans could consider. Boller's TD to INT ratio isn't as bad as I expected (45 TDs to 44 INTS) and he's not bad with his feet. Boller had begun to show signs of improvement over the last couple of seasons and I think he might actually blossom into a solid backup QB who can help you win games from time to time if called upon. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bengals: Fitzpatrick finished the last eight games of the year with a 4-4 record and 6 TDs with 4 INTs. He's a much better scrambler than I expected but he never really looked down the field much which could hurt his chances with the Texans. Fitzpatrick had a 59% completion percentage, but he also relied on too many check-downs and short passes. Still, he's young and should be fairly inexpensive. Rueben Droughns, RB, Giants: Droughns played for Gary Kubiak in Denver and he is familiar with the one-cut system. Droughns had 6 TDs this year and has shown an ability to run for tough yardage around the endzone. He's a pretty good pass catcher out of the backfield and he can play on special teams as well. He would be a good fit in Houston. Correll Buckhalter, RB, Eagles: Buckhalter has proven to be a tough runner and a guy who can step in and do the job with additional carries if need be since Brian Westbrook was always questionable. However, Buckhalter does have an extensive history of knee injuries and he's not a guy who can break many big plays. Still, his toughness and the fact that he has come from a winning team makes him one to watch. Robert Royal, TE, Bills: Royal was a cap casualty in Buffalo, but he's a solid run-blocking tight end who has the athletic ability to play for Alex Gibbs in this system. With Mark Bruener gone, the Texans could use a third TE on the roster and Royal has the game experience and talent to fit in as a 2nd TE in their two tight end sets. Tank Johnson, DT, Cowboys: If the Texans were ever going to take a chance on a potential "red flag" character guy, Johnson would be that guy. He's a yapper and a guy who can be annoying in the locker room, but he's not as troubled off the field as many have expected since he was cut by the Bears. The Texans would need to keep a close eye on him and get him with the right veterans, but his ability to get up the field and collapse the pocket would be a huge help for Amobe Okoye and the pass rush in general. Antonio Smith, DE, Arizona: Frank Bush knows Smith a little bit from his time with the Cardinals and I'm sure he realizes that Smith is average as a pass rusher when he's at defensive end, but a handful when he is bumped down inside to defensive tackle on third downs. Smith has pretty good size, but he's not as good against the run as you would expect for a player his size. Still, he has a nice set of spin moves that can be very tough for guards to handle and he would be an upgrade in terms of athleticism on the defensive line. Andre Frazier, OLB/DE, Steelers: This one is going to be off the radar, but I think he's worth a look. Frazier is a good special teams player and a guy who has some ability as a pass rusher although he's never really had much of a chance with the Steelers. While Frazier is better suited to play OLB in a 3-4, he could be had for a cheap and the Texans might be able to utilize him as a pass rushing specialist with some edge speed. Tyjuan Hagler, OLB, Colts: Hagler plays with loads of energy and is a solid backup LB who has proven that he can hold his own if called on to start. While he's smaller than you would like, he does play with good speed and would help to improve the speed of the Texans LB corps while also providing a good effort on special teams.