Houston Texans Report: Team all set to sign LB Lamarr Houston

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 04: Lamarr Houston
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 04: Lamarr Houston /

The Houston Texans are trying to have some semblance of depth at the linebacker position as they’ve signed a free agent veteran defensive end/linebacker to a deal.

As you know, the Houston Texans have been dealt a tremendous blow to their defensive line with the loss of defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus.  There’s no way that you can replace the production of these two but one has to make the best effort to go out and find guys that can help this defense make stops each and every game.

According the KRIV FOX 26’s Mark Berman, the Houston Texans are set to sign veteran DE/LB Lamarr Houston to try to get some relief from all of this collateral damage:

Once a eye-opening name back in yesteryear, the 6’3,” 302-pound hopeful is a demoted shell of himself after recovering from yet a second ACL surgery in his career.  A man that was a familiar face on the Oakland Raiders front seven has most recently floated to the Chicago Bears, where had appeared in 26 games through three seasons with 10 starts.

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There was so much hope he’d flourish in the Bears’ 3-4 defense but it just didn’t seem to work out that way as he couldn’t find a way to get on the field after his first season in 2014.  But the Texans have brought him in because he obviously feels that he can contribute in someway to the team.  Let’s hope things certainly swing in Houston’s direction as upswing could be exactly what he needs to resurrect his career.

But to most fans, including myself, he’s now just a guy that can try to make some stops for the team and hopefully not get himself hurt.  But, of course, I’d like to be proven wrong.

Houston had been rumored to have had talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but apparently has decided on H-Town. This is likely because the multiple schemes we run and respect for the experienced coaching staff that we have.  The Bucs mainly stick with a 4-3 base defense with the Texans going the opposite way around with the 3-4 base.  The fact that our defense is more of a hybrid that suits the situation could have been appealing for him as he may be used in different ways.

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I have my fingers crossed for this signing — welcome to H-Town Lamarr.

Houston, 30, has amassed 217 tackles, 25.5 sacks, eight fumble recoveries, six passes defended and four forced fumbles through 90 games — 70 starts — through seven seasons.

Go Texans.