Found March 12, 2013 on State of the Texans:
With the opening of free agency, we decided to look at the top 10 free agent signings in Houston Texans history. The list is short but filled with impact players who have done their part to make a difference when they were brought in to help the Texans.   Top 5 5. Bernard Pollard Signed off the scrap heap in 2009, Pollard came into the season in Houston and took matters into his own hands. In two seasons with the Texans he posted 212 total tackles and four interceptions on a very sub par defense. Pollard was a liability in coverage but was a tackling machine and gave the Texans defense a new edge they did not have before. Even though it was for only a short stint, Pollard was an impact player for the Texans.    Vonta Leach 4. Vonta Leach Signed off the streets after the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers had him on the roster during the 2006 season, Leach became a fan favorite and best fullback in the NFL, growing in the Texans offense for five seasons, leading to a Pro Bowl selection in 2010. Leach played fullback and contributed on special teams, becoming one of the best players in Texans history.    3. Wade Smith One of the the more under the radar signings, Smith was brought in from Kansas City prior to the 2010 season and he has gone on to start 48 straight games for the Texans. He has contributed to solidifying the left side of the offensive line and helped mentor Duane Brown. Throw in his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2012, Smith has been the biggest bang-for-the-buck signing for the Texans.    2. Antonio Smith Coming off a Superbowl appearance, the Texans signed Smith from the Arizona Cardinals to play book end opposite of Mario Williams. Wade Phillips coming in 2011 helped rejuvenate Smith’s career and put him back into the 3-4 defense, playing to his strengths. He is currently third in franchise history in sacks and was named to a Pro Bowl in 2011.   1. Johnathan Joseph Johnathan Joseph Make no mistake the biggest splash in team history helped set the defense and mark the change in Texans defense and culture of the team. Joseph has given the team the best cornerback in franchise history and a true game changer in the back half of the secondary, not to mention what he has done for the growth of Kareem Jackson.    Missed the Cut:  Joel Dresseen, Corey Bradford, Kris Brown, Kevin Walter, Danieal Manning     You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  

Texans cut WR Kevin Walter

The Houston Texans released receiver Kevin Walter as free agency opened on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Walter signed with the Texans in March 2006 after playing his first three NFL seasons in Cincinnati. He caught 326 passes for 4,093 yards in his seven seasons with the Texans. Walter made 41 catches for 518 yards and two touchdowns and was the Texans' third-leading receiver in...

Kevin Walter Released by Texans

The Texans have released receiver Kevin Walter.Fantasy Spin:Walter has served as Houston's No. 2 receiver since 2006 but he has been on the decline over the past four seasons after putting up a career-high 899 yards and eight touchdowns in 2008-09. He had just 518 yards and two scores in 2012.

Report: Reed to meet with Texans

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Lions, Quin agree on five-year deal

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Eagles Sign Texans TE/FB James Casey To 3-Year Deal

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Ravens Release Bernard Pollard: Where Will He Land in Free Agency?

If Baltimore, Maryland had their self-made currency, on the back of each bill it would read at the top: ‘In Ozzie We Trust.’ If that was the case, Baltimoreans would be burning their money right now due to the Baltimore Ravens’ decision to release safety Bernard Pollard Wednesday morning after his physical, according to a source. Pollard signed a three-year extension last...

Ravens release Bernard Pollard

The Baltimore Ravens have released safety Bernard Pollard, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. Pollard also confirmed the moved by saying good-bye on Twitter. Well Raven Nation it’s been fun. My time in Baltimore is done… Thank you! — Bernard Pollard Jr (@Crushboy31) March 13, 2013 With Pollard gone, both of the Ravens’ starting safeties and three of their starting...

Ravens Release S Bernard Pollard

Bernard Pollard tweets that the Baltimore Ravens have informed him that he’s being released. Well Raven Nation it’s been fun. My time in Baltimore is done… Thank you! — Bernard Pollard Jr (@Crushboy31) March 13, 2013 Pollard, 28, was big contributor in the Ravens recent Super Bowl championship, but as with Anquan Boldin, Baltimore appears to be willing to move on and possibly...

Bernard Pollard Released by Ravens

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Bernard Pollard, the Patriot killer, is released from Baltimore

Wooooo! hooooo!!! Bernard Pollard. Patriot-killer. RT @crushboy31 Well Raven Nation it's been fun. My time in Baltimore is done..Thank you!— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) March 13, 2013 I hate this guy so much. Not as a person, of course. I hate him as a guy that is always injuring all our players. Here's the list, in case you haven't been keeping track. 1. Tom Brady...

Bernard Pollard Tweets Farewell to Baltimore Fans, Indicating Release From Ravens

Another one bites the dust from the Baltimore Ravens’ 2012 Super Bowl winning team. It looks like the Ravens have cut Bernard Pollard based on the hard-hitting safety’s Twitter account. Pollard tweeted “Well Raven Nation it’s been fun. My time in Baltimore is done… Thank you!” The Ravens have lost many key players from their Super Bowl XLVII squad. Linebackers Dannell...

Ravens release Pollard, officially announce Canty signing

The hits just keep on coming for the Ravens. Of course a lot of them are self-inflicted. The team released strong safety Bernard Pollard, according to the player’s Twitter feed. Pollard spent two seasons in Baltimore and played the role of a big hitter in the Ravens’ defensive backfield. However, Pollard is also a liability in pass coverage. The Ravens are now down at least half...

Bernard Pollard is released by the Baltimore Ravens

Bernard Pollard is the latest Raven to fall victim to what we shall now deem Flacco Gate.   Please click here to read this story. The post Bernard Pollard is released by the Baltimore Ravens appeared first on Players View.
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