Houston Texans Rumors: Five second tier free agents to target

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Potential Houston Texans free agent target Quinton Spain (Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

35. . Offensive Guard. Tennessee Titans. Quinton Spain. 5. player

Now, I could run through everything that I did a couple of slides ago about the Houston Texans offensive line and how it was putrid and let up the most sacks (62) in the NFL last year. But, that would be redundant and boring.

So, let’s just move on to Quinton Spain. We know the Texans need an upgrade along the offensive in regards to their starters and their overall depth. Spain went undrafted back in 2015 out of West Virginia but has since started in 48 of a possible 50 games he’s been active for the past four seasons.

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I took him about half the year to gain favor with the previous coaching staff in Tennessee but he hasn’t looked back since and has been a mainstay along their offensive line for three years. If it weren’t for little cap space and needs elsewhere I’d imagine the Titans would want him back but they entered the offseason with just over $25 million in cap space with plenty of holes.

So, Spain got to test the free agent market for the first time in his career and teams haven’t jumped at the opportunity to sign him but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t be a quality player for a team with true championship aspirations.

Spain’s best season came in 2016 when he was dominant in all phases of the game. However, the past two years he has struggled with consistency, particularly in the run game. In spite of that, he has remained a very, very good pass blocker which is just what the Houston Texans need.

The Texans can and need to overlook these potential lapses in the run game to keep Watson upright. If the passing game is thoroughly established, the run game will sort itself out. Senio Kelemete and Zach Fulton were signed to be the starters. Spain could push either or both for the starting job and it will make the whole offense better.

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