I like change of pace in the running game. Defense gets thrown off.
Devin Singletary, running back
Singletary comes to Houston on a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million.
What it means: Singletary has amassed 3,151 rushing yards in his four-year career and will be paired with Texans running back Dameon Pierce, who went for 939 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie in 13 games. This signing gives the Texans a change of pace running back to counter Pierce’s physical running style as Singletary is agile and quick.
What's the risk: The risk is minimal since the Texans already have their lead back in Pierce. But if Singletary can’t be an effective complementary piece to Pierce, it could lighten the load for the second-year back.
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Devin Singletary has been a good player since entering the league in 2019. In his four years in Buffalo, he averaged 4.7 yards per carry and twice exceeded 800 yards rushing, even with Josh Allen handling a significant rushing workload. His smaller frame (5-foot-7, 203 pounds) might be cause for concern, but he does a great job of not taking hits thanks to his shiftiness in the open field. Singletary has been the starter in the backfield in each of the last four games with Dameon Pierce banged up, and the Texans (6-5) went 3-1 in those games, making a serious playoff push in the process. Singletary has made the most of his opportunities, rushing for 110-plus yards in Weeks 10 and 11. Volume is the key for Singletary, who leads the team in carries (120) and rush yards (489) despite starting three fewer games than Pierce.
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