The team signed outside linebacker Trevardo Williams, a fourth-round pick in this year's draft, to a four-year deal Thursday. The Texans have now signed five of their draft picks.
The Texans' director of college scouting, Mike Maccagnan, sat down with Nick Scurfield to give his assessment of nose tackle Chris Jones, a sixth-rounder out of Bowling Green.
The signing of Ed Reed gave the Texans defense something it has lacked the past couple of years, said Russell Baxter of ProFootballGuru.com in an interview with SportsRadio 610 Wednesday. “Even with the improved defense over the last two years, [the Texans] have never been a big takeaway team where they’ve gotten a ton of turnovers,” Baxter said. He called Reed "one of the great ball hawks of all time.”
Dwight Freeney ended his visit Thursday with the Chargers without a deal, Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports.
Former Colts center A.Q. Shipley welcomes the challenge of fighting for a starting spot with his new team, the Baltimore Ravens, writes Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com. “It’s been my life,” Shipley said. “I’ve had to work for everything I’ve ever had. When it comes to competing, I enjoy it and feel very confident.”
The team cut Montell Owens Thursday, reports Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Owens played in two Pro Bowls as a special-teamer with the Jaguars.
The Jaguars claimed defensive tackle Kyle Love, who was waived by the Patriots Wednesday shortly after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, reports Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. "Having consulted with leading authorities on the effects of Type 2 diabetes, we have every reason to believe that Kyle will, in the immediate future, be at 100 percent, and will be prepared to participate in training camp in a couple of months," said Richard Kopelman, Love's agent.
Quickly adjusting to new circumstances is nothing new to Titans rookie corner Blidi Wreh-Wilson, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Rookie offensive linemen Chance Warmack and Brian Schwenke had forged a bond well before they became teammates with the Titans. After last season, they worked out together for three months in Los Angeles in preparation for the NFL combine and draft, and the two became friends, writes Greg Pogue of Fox Sports Tennessee. "We have stayed pretty close," Schwenke said of Warmack. "It was exciting when I got picked. He texted me, and we are both really excited to be here."