Who says the Texans are re-signing players?!? Earlier today, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle tweeted that the Texans have re-signed CB Elbert Mack. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.
Texans re-signed CB Elbert Mack
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 2, 2014
Mack, 28 in July, appeared in eight games for the Texans in 2014 and served as a backup cornerback and special teams player. His eight tackles on special teams were tied with Bryan Braman and Eddie Pleasant, both of whom were on the team the whole season.
Mack spent part of the summer with the Texans but was cut before the season began. Before his stint with the Texans, Mack spent four years in Tampa Bay (58 games) and one year in New Orleans (7 games). He has six career interceptions, two of which were
picked off from a Matt Schaub pass and returned for a touchdown.
Mack will join Brandon Harris as reserves to Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph. CB Brice McCain, who was cut by the Texans earlier this offseason, is off the market after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Texans lack depth in the secondary and will likely draft another cornerback or two in May as well as continuing to scour the free agent market. Mack’s role will likely be similar to last season and will be relied upon to beef up a poor Texans special teams unit.
Garrett Graham and Mack are the only two Texans thus far who have been re-signed by the Texans from the 2013 team.
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