Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/3/12
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The Texans have had one of the best offensive lines in the league over the past few years, thanks to their scheme and their continuity as much as to their talent. However, the Texans lost that continuity this offseason when they lost two starters, Mike Brisiel and Eric Winston, in free agency. At right guard, 3rd round rookie Brandon Brooks is competing with career backup Antoine Caldwell, a 3rd round pick in 2009. Meanwhile at right tackle, Rashad Butler, a career backup, has the inside track at the starting job, but according to Head Coach Gary Kubiak, 2011 7th round pick Derek Newton is performing well enough to “compete for a starting job.” Kubiak did acknowledge that “we’re in shorts, so it’s hard to tell with big guys,” but it sounds like there will be a competition for that job as well.
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