Originally written March 16, 2012 on State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans after looking like a bleak offseason with many questionable moves came back in a big way when they retained their Pro Bowl starting center Chris Myers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Myers inked a 4-year deal, worth $25 million, including a fully guaranteed $14 million. This comes on the heels of the Texans losing their starting right guard Mike Brisiel to the Oakland Raiders to a 5 year deal worth up to $20 million dollars. The Texans were reeling after losing star defensive end Mario Williams jumped ship for Buffalo, and in a cap saving move the Texans cut loose right tackle Eric Winston who started 87 consecutive games for the team. They were in jeopardy of losing 3 offensive line starters from the 2011 season, in which the Texans offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage in the run game. With keeping the “leader” of the offensive line the Texans have stopped the bleeding for a moment during the free agency period. The Texans offensive line looks to be shaping up as we speak with the following: LT Duane Brown, LG Wade Smith, C Chris Myers, RG Antoine Caldwell, RT Rashad Butler Both Caldwell and Butler have starting experience with Caldwell with 13 games and Butler with 4 to his credit.
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