Texans, Jaguars re-sign two each

Some AFC South teams are getting some players under contract:

  • Houston signed defensive tackle Shaun Cody. John McClain says it’s a two-year, $5.75 million contract with $1.5 million guaranteed and that Gary Kubiak thought Cody was the second most consistent lineman to Antonio Smith in 2010. Cody and Earl Mitchell are slated to play the nose for Wade Phillips. I think it’s a big mistake if the team has decided that these players are sufficient and if it doesn’t look to address the position further.

  • The Texans also signed No. 2 running back Derrick Ward to a one-year deal, per McClain. Ward was solid as the primary backup to Arian Foster, averaging 6.3 yards a carry with four touchdowns on 50 carries.

  • The Jaguars signed defensive backs Tyron Brackenridge and David Jones. They are depth guys, not solutions, at safety and corner, respectively.