It is no secret that the Houston Texans need help along the offensive line. The franchise took it’s first steps to solving those issues today. Seantrel Henderson has agreed to terms to bring his bulk and talents to Houston.
Houston Texans fans — Seantrel Henderson is a former 7th round pick of the Buffalo Bills. He started his career off with a bang, starting all 16 games. Since that first year, Henderson has seen his playing time slowly decline due to a variety of reasons.
The former Miami Hurricane received his second suspension for drug use in 2017. He missed ten games due to the suspension. It has been reported that Henderson, who battles Crohn’s Disease, was using marijuana to treat his symptoms. His former head coach, Rex Ryan, doesn’t attribute this to a character concern.
Houston Texans GM Brian Gaine is familiar with Henderson from their days in Buffalo. Gaine obviously knows all the details of Henderson’s suspensions. If he signed off on the deal, I trust him that this won’t be a major issue.
Henderson comes in likely getting the shot to battle for a starting job. If he can recapture his rookie form, Henderson could be more than a serviceable right tackle. Henderson is a 6’8″ mauler than is strong enough to handle bigger guys and athletic enough to hang with smaller faster players.
The Chronicle’s John McClain gives insight on the Houston Texans plan,
The Texans are still pursuing Nate Solder. This is a smart move as Solder is clearly the best tackle available. If the team is able to bring in Solder as well as Henderson, the offensive line will already be better than last year.
The Houston Texans are just getting started in free agency. Look for the time to continue to fill holes in order to compete for a championship this year and years beyond.
Go Houston Texans!