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Texans trade for Ryan Izzo TE

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Waterboy
We cut a TE who scored 11 TD's the last 2 years for a blocking TE? And, we gave up draft capital we can't afford (even a 7th round). The goal of the game is to out score your opponent. This stinks of the devil you know instead of knowing the devil. Not a good move Nick.
 

Texazan

Our HOF 34
We cut a TE who scored 11 TD's the last 2 years for a blocking TE? And, we gave up draft capital we can't afford (even a 7th round). The goal of the game is to out score your opponent. This stinks of the devil you know instead of knowing the devil. Not a good move Nick.
Actually Fells was a blocking TE and that 7th is in 2022 when we have our full compliment of picks so really a wash IMO. We saved 2.3MM releasing Fells, Izzo is pulling down $850K
 

Earl34

All Pro
So, they released a TE (Fells) with a reputation as a blocker who couldn't block and picked up a TE (Izzo) from the Patriots who was suppose to be a blocking TE who can't block?

“He missed all of his rookie year on injured reserve, but has amassed 19 catches for 313 yards and a touchdown over the last two years. He entered the NFL with a reputation as a blocking tight end, but didn’t live up to those expectations. Izzo was thrust into the top tight end spot last season with 62% of the offensive snaps. He had just 13 catches for 199 yards."

Texans trade for Patriots’ Ryan Izzo, cut Darren Fells (usatoday.com)
 

Lucky

Not like this. Not like this.
Staff member
So, they released a TE (Fells) with a reputation as a blocker who couldn't block
I still can picture the 190 lb Honey Badger manhandling Fells and pressuring Watson into a Week 1 pick. Fells did make some outrageous grabs in the endzone. Probably not a skill used frequently for the Texans in 2021.
 


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