The Houston Texans decided to not make qualifying offers to restricted free agents Bryan Braman, Lestar Jean, and Terrell McClain. All three have become unrestricted free agents and are free to sign with any team.
Texans didn’t make qualifying offers to RFAs OLB Bryan Braman, DE Terrell McClain and WR Lestar Jean. They’re now free agents.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 12, 2014
Braman, 25, was considered a special teams ace during his tenure with the Texans. He made many big, loud tackles on coverage, and even was a big factor in games by blocking a punt here and there. Unfortunately, his play dropped off in 2013. His constant slippin’ and whiffin’ this past season may be more remembered than his no-helmet tackle and crazy passion for the game. Braman did see a few snaps as a linebacker but never looked comfortable and didn’t make many big plays on defense.
According to Dave Zangaro of CSN Houston, the Texans offered Braman a contract but he chose to hit the open market.
Terrell McClain is also now a free agent. The 25-year old joined the Texans in 2012, and was the team’s backup NT in 2013. In 19 games, McClain made just 10 tackles in his little playing time.
A training camp star and preseason fan-favorite, Jean is now on the open market after he couldn’t make a splash in 2013. Jean finished with just four catches this past season, and just six in 2012. Jean should be able to latch on somewhere as a 5th receiver.
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