Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) during warm ups prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Offseason Needs, Team Headquarters Page


The Houston Texans started the 2013 season 2-0, and finished with 14 straight losses. When they open in 2014, it will have been nearly a full calendar year since they won a game. Because of that horrid finish, the Texans fired Gary Kubiak as the head coach, and hired former Patriots offensive coordinator and Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien.

The Texans have plenty of needs having been the worst team in the league last season, but they still also have plenty of guys who can make plays and get them back into contending for a playoff spot in the AFC.

This page is going to track their roster moves, team needs, how they address those needs, their draft picks, and everything the Texans are doing this offseason.

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Player Movement (Free Agency)

Players Lost

  • ILB Daryl Sharpton (Redskins)
  • DT Terrell McClain (Cowboys)
  • LB Joe Mays (Chiefs)
  • TE Owen Daniels (Released)
  • DE/LB Bryan Braman (Eagles)
  • DT Earl Mitchell (Dolphins)
  • CB Brice McCain (Released)

Players Added

  • TE Garrett Graham (Re-signed)

Team Needs

1. Quarterback

Matt Schaub hasn’t been let go by the Texans yet, but they might not yet be ready to hand the job over to someone they aren’t sure they are picking in the draft yet. The fact that the Texans are holding on to Schaub to this point indicates to many that they are leaning toward taking Jadeveon Clowney, but that’s only one theory. The Texans need to upgrade at QB this year.

2. Outside Linebacker (Pass Rush)

The Texans believe they can have one of the most feared pass rush duos in the NFL by pairing J.J. Watt with one of Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack. Those guys are both potential decade long Pro Bowlers but Houston also has a gaping hole at QB.

3. Cornerback

With Brice McCain released, the Texans need to look to add another upgrade or two at the CB position this offseason.

4. Inside Linebacker

5. Safety

6. Right Tackle

7. Left Guard

8. Running Back

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