Texans making moves at safety (Clemens 2 year contract)

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  1. Playoffs

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    Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli
     
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    Manning is now one of my favorite Texans.
     
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    LOL...
     
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    Tania - other than a drafting connection of dubious import, why would the Texans be interested in Clemons?

    Let's see Asst. GM for 5th round draft pick by another team v. GM for 2nd round draft pick for current team. Hmmm, whose guy likely wins?
     
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    :kubepalm:

    Going to have to wait for confirmations on TG's stuff, now.

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    How many Clemson guys can we have on a roster?
     
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    Chris Clemons ran a 4.33 40 at the 2009 Combine.

    He was rated 19th/86 Safties overall in 2013 by PFF (>25% snaps) and 9th/86 in pass coverage.
     


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    I think it's fairly clear Crennel isn't too high on our safeties
     
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    That's great news.
     
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    Apologies, didn't see other topic.

    I don't think this draft is very deep for quality Safeties.

    Clemons grades very well in coverage, which we need in place of McCain. Over the last two years, Clemons took the 2nd and 4th most defensive snaps of all Safties in the league.
     
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    Well my prediction of manning getting cut was wrong, but I'm happy he is still a Texan!
     
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    Clemons would be a great addition. Would be the first impact player at all. I'm not saying like an all-pro or anything, but he would truly be the first real upgrade anywhere on the team.

    Crosses fingers.
     
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    Manning has struggled the past couple years, for sure. I think Swearinger has some potential if he can become more than just a box safety. I guess I might be a bit surprised we aren't going after more front 7 type players. Maybe they are, I don't know.

    It's strange both JJo and Manning had very good seasons their first year here, then dropped off a cliff afterwards. Injuries or whatev, they aren't worth what we're paying them, especially JJo
     
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    I think most DBs in the league would have struggled in Wade's scheme last year. Hopefully JJo and Manning can thrive again in the new system.
     
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    Hope he signs. Would be a significant addition to the roster.
     
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    Impressive. That's CB speed. But is there much remaining doubt now that Manning is gone ?
     
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    Depends on if he's willing to restructure. I hope he does and I really hope we sign Clemons. That would give us a pretty deep Safety group.

    SS - Manning / Swearinger
    FS - Clemons / Lewis

    Keo and Pleasant fight for a roster spot as a special teams ace and reserve safety.
     
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