Whenever the NFL lockout is finally lifted, the Texans, like other teams, may begin the process of meeting with free agents and attempting to sign them.
After an abysmal season for the Texans defense, they’ve filled a major hole by bringing in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. He and Gary Kubiak have agreed to move some players around and drafted to fill some other holes on that side of the ball. Next is free agency, whenever that may be.
But here’s the problem. Nobody knows what the CBA will be. If the owners and the players return to work with a new CBA, unrestricted free agency will be four years. If they return to work without a new CBA, they are expected to play under last year’s rules, meaning unrestricted free agency would be six years.
These are players the Texans might pursue:
* – denotes four-year players
CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland
* CB Johnathan Joseph, Cinicinatti
* S Eric Weddle, San Diego
* CB Richard Marshall, Carolina
CB Ike Taylor, Pittsburgh
* CB Josh Wilson, Seattle
S Gerald Sensabaugh, Dallas
CB Drayton Florence, Buffalo
CB Fabian Washington, New York Jets