The Houston Texans have re-signed Darren Fells to a two-year deal which is an excellent move for the team. Why is that the case? Let’s discuss more.
The Houston Texans are about a week away before the legal tampering period starts but we certainly hope that this team has some big splashes to make on the horizon. The team is in a terrific position financially with plenty of cash to do the things that they want in the offseason.
As it stands, the team has a but over $60 million in cap space to work with and it will be interesting to see how Bill O’Brien and Jack Easterby — the brain trust of the organization — decide to spend the team’s money.
D.J. Reader is their top free agent this offseason and he’s a likely candidate to walk because he’s expected to fetch a multi-year up to $13 million per season. The Houston Texans did make an offer but they were at $6 million which is not close to what he wants.
I’ve discussed placing the franchise tag on Reader but the debate continues on whether he’s worth the type of player to commit between $15 to $17 million for next season, depending on how he’s classified by the team if something like this were to happen which is not likely.
Fells was brought in around this team last season as a guy that was to compete for a spot but emerged as the top tight end red zone target, just being a magnet for catches. I had saw him as a veteran mentor for the younger guys developing but he’s a relied-upon cog in the team’s offense.
The 33-year-old was virtually the only tight end that had superior blocking capabilities and had a career-high seven touchdowns to his credit for 2019.
Deshaun Watson and he had excellent rapport through the season and I’m glad he’s come to
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terms with the Houston Texans for an extended amount of time.
The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson is reporting that it’s a two-year, $7 million deal that includes $4 million upfront for this upcoming season.
I’m absolutely thrilled that he will be returning and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more his heroics in 2020.
What has me puzzled is how Kahale Warring — last season’s third-round pick — is progressing because obviously there may be some delay if they’re bringing Fells back and guaranteeing some money with that.
We’ll have to keep an eye on that because I’m just as excited about Warring’s debut as well.
Let’s get it done Houston Texans!
Fells caught 34 balls for 341 yards — 10.0 yards per catch — along with a 70.8 catch percentage last season. He was target 48 times through all 16 games, which 14 of those were starts.