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5th Round pick (1B) DJ Reader DT Clemson

Uncle Rico

Ur apology should be as loud as Ur disrespect was

otisbean

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If there are a bunch of teams interested in him I don’t understand why they wouldn’t tag and trade him to get an extra pick or 2
 

OptimisticTexan

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Reader is going to want big money to stay in Houston.....some are saying DE money at his DT position. Maybe he's just pricing his services out of the Texans range.

I'd let him walk b/c I think the Texans could get 2 better answers for the DL for what could be the price of one Reader. I'd sign DE, Robert Quinn (29 years old) to a nice contract. Sportrac has his value at roughly 11.8M annually. This is a livable deal. I'd sign DT, Ndamukong Suh (33 years old) to a 2 year deal. Sportrac hasn't included a Market Value at this time but I think a 2 year deal at 8 to 8.5M annually probably lands him.

So give me a front that features Quinn, Suh, Watt and I’ll take that front for 2020 and 2021.
 
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steelbtexan

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Reader is going to want big money to stay in Houston.....some are saying DE money at his DT position. Maybe he's just pricing his services out of the Texans range.

I'd let him walk b/c I think the Texans could get 2 better answers for the DL for what could be the price of one Reader. I'd sign DE, Robert Quinn (29 years old) to a nice contract. Sportrac has his value at roughly 11.8M annually. This is a livable deal. I'd sign DT, Ndamukong Suh (33 years old) to a 2 year deal. Sportrac hasn't included a Market Value at this time but I think a 2 year deal at 8 to 8.5M annually probably lands him.

So give me a front that features Quinn, Suh, Watt and I’ll take that front for 2020 and 2021.
Then draft heavily in the secondary.
 
I wonder if the Texans even tried to negotiate with Reader in the off season before or during the 2019 season. I like the way Reader has progressed but he isn't enough of a difference maker on the overall success of the defense to warrant top DL money. If I am an opposing team I am not game planning about DJ Reader. Hell I don't think anyone, other than maybe JJ Watt, on the current defense is worth top 5 money at their position.
 

IDEXAN

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I was thinking they’d tag Reader, trade him to another team for a pick and that team could sign him to whatever deal they want. If I’m not mistaken that’s what the Raiders did with Mack
I dunno what would Reader fetch in a deal like that, more than a third round pick ?
 

Uncle Rico

Ur apology should be as loud as Ur disrespect was

KarlK

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Reader is going to want big money to stay in Houston.....some are saying DE money at his DT position. Maybe he's just pricing his services out of the Texans range.

I'd let him walk b/c I think the Texans could get 2 better answers for the DL for what could be the price of one Reader. I'd sign DE, Robert Quinn (29 years old) to a nice contract. Sportrac has his value at roughly 11.8M annually. This is a livable deal. I'd sign DT, Ndamukong Suh (33 years old) to a 2 year deal. Sportrac hasn't included a Market Value at this time but I think a 2 year deal at 8 to 8.5M annually probably lands him.

So give me a front that features Quinn, Suh, Watt and I’ll take that front for 2020 and 2021.
Except those two players prices that you cited would be way, way higher than the price of one Reader.

Reader - 53/4 - 13.25 million per year

Quinn - 11.8 million, Suh - 8.5 million - 20.3 million per year

And then there's the tiny detail of Quinn by himself was more expensive than Reader anyways (5 years 70 million with Chicago, 14 million per year)

Plus Suh sucks now anyways, which is why he's a FA and cheap.

So what were you even talking about with this nonsense? Maybe change your handle to CluelessTexan.
 
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OptimisticTexan

Hall of Fame
Except those two players prices that you cited would be way, way higher than the price of one Reader.

Reader - 53/4 - 13.25 million per year

Quinn - 11.8 million, Suh - 8.5 million - 20.3 million per year

And then there's the tiny detail of Quinn by himself was more expensive than Reader anyways (5 years 70 million with Chicago, 14 million per year)

Plus Suh sucks now anyways, which is why he's a FA and cheap.

So what were you even talking about with this nonsense? Maybe change your handle to CluelessTexan.
Quinn would have a far bigger impact than Reader in my book. I'm guessing his impact with the Bears defense will be a big one.

I don't believe Suh has been signed at this time so his 8.5M was last seasons number. I think Suh is lucky to get a 1-2 year deal averaging 3-3.5M per season plus bonuses with 1 year guaranteed.

Reader got less than what he was hoping for but 13.5M per season isn't bad. Based on my original projection (before FA) I may only come in at 1M more when the smoke settles......not the numbers you feel so proud to point out. Not to mention my projection was done early rather than an I told you so after the fact.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Bengals D.J. Reader expresses his gratitude towards the Texans and city of Houston
2 hours ago

The Houston Texans lost one of their homegrown defenders in nose tackle D.J. Reader to the Cincinnati Bengals when free agency officially opened. Both the Bengals and Denver Broncos were pushing for the services of Reader before signing with the Bengals.

Reader landed a four-year deal worth $53 million, paying him an average of $13.25 million on year, which was out of both the Broncos and Texans budget for the coming seasons.

With the exit of Reader, he took to Instagram to thank the Texans for drafting him and the city of Houston for four great seasons.

"I want to start by saying thank you to the Houston Texans organization and everyone who has supported me in the Houston community," Reader said in his post. "This city has given me so much from opportunities, life lessons, and friends. While being here, I've been able to grow as a player and as a man. I never thought anything close to this was ever possible, and I am forever grateful. I will always have love for you Houston! Now I'm ready to begin the next chapter of my life.. #WhoDey"
 

steelbtexan

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Bengals D.J. Reader expresses his gratitude towards the Texans and city of Houston
2 hours ago

The Houston Texans lost one of their homegrown defenders in nose tackle D.J. Reader to the Cincinnati Bengals when free agency officially opened. Both the Bengals and Denver Broncos were pushing for the services of Reader before signing with the Bengals.

Reader landed a four-year deal worth $53 million, paying him an average of $13.25 million on year, which was out of both the Broncos and Texans budget for the coming seasons.

With the exit of Reader, he took to Instagram to thank the Texans for drafting him and the city of Houston for four great seasons.

"I want to start by saying thank you to the Houston Texans organization and everyone who has supported me in the Houston community," Reader said in his post. "This city has given me so much from opportunities, life lessons, and friends. While being here, I've been able to grow as a player and as a man. I never thought anything close to this was ever possible, and I am forever grateful. I will always have love for you Houston! Now I'm ready to begin the next chapter of my life.. #WhoDey"
Another disgruntled former Texan.

Man he hates BOB.
 


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