Houston Texans Sign Safety Chris Clemons

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Well would you look at that. The Houston Texans just signed another safety to their roster. With thumbs covered in stripper glitter, Adam Shefter tweeted out:


Earlier today, John Mclain from Chron.com mentioned that Chris Clemons was in town meeting with Houston, saying:

Clemons (6-1, 214), would give the Texans their second free agent signing at safety in the last week. They signed Kendrick Lewis, who played for new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, at Kansas City last week.

The Texans have five safeties on their current roster: D.J. Swearinger, Danieal Manning, Shiloh Keo, Eddie Pleasant and Lewis.

If they are able to sign Clemons there is a good chance he will win a starting job.

Clemons is a 5th Round Draft pick from Clemson. His best season was in 2010, when he accumulated 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 2 forced fumbles.

But in all realness, the Texans already had five safeties… and that includes Kendrick Lewis, who signed last week. Romeo Crennel must not like the group of safeties he inherited.Adam Schefter AdamSchefter on Twitter

You can’t really blame Crennel’s concern. Nearly every game last season, the Texans seemed put themselves in a really bad position with a stupid pass inference penalty. Their secondary was good for 3rd best in the league when it came to yards. Dead last in the league in interceptions, with only seven.

Don’t get too slap happy over that yardage ranking. Opposing teams scored effortlessly when they passed the ball. Take a bite out this number, 29. That’s right, 29 passing touchdowns were given up against the Texans last season. If you’re looking for some silver-lining, they were tied with five other teams in that category. Even with that makeshift silver-lining, they were still tied at 21st in the league. Not good.

Opposing teams tallied up a total of 428 points, against the “Bulls on Parade”.

Either way, I don’t think you can totally blame the secondary. The Texans pass rush was dismal.

Remember J.J. Watt‘s 20-20-20 Club? Unfortunately, he didn’t come close. Watt did represent one-third of the Texans sack total, last season.

The rest of the defensive front was an utter joke. Houston ranked 23rd in the league against the rush.

The defense needs a lot of help. The defensive front could use another play maker. If this team is able to penetrate an offensive line and get to a quarterback, it would help the secondary out a ton.

Is Vince Wilfork available, yet?

Also, what’s the deal with Derek Newton? Why is he still on the team? I just cut him in line at Taco Bell, and he didn’t even try to stop me.

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