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Texans' snap-count analysis: Safeties

A look at how the Houston Texans distributed playing time among their safeties.

Safeties

Kendrick Lewis: 1027 snaps, 96.7 percent

D.J. Swearinger: 971 snaps, 91.4 percent

Danieal Manning: 554 snaps, 52.2 percent

Eddie Pleasant: 55 snaps 5.2 percent

Lewis was somewhat of a field general in the defensive backfield and was adept at getting everyone lined up properly back there. Though he didn't enter training camp as the assumed starter, he quickly earned that role and played more defensive snaps than any other Texans player. In 2013, Swearinger took over as a starter when Manning suffered a season-ending injury. The Texans released Manning for financial reasons last March after he declined a pay cut then brought him back after training camp. This group combined for six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four interceptions and one defensive touchdown.