On Thursday, the Texans introduced four new players signed as free agents. Check out the previous connections each player had to the Houston Texans.
CB Aaron Colvin:
Cornerback Aaron Colvin played four seasons with the division rival Jaguars.
"Aaron we're very familiar with as it relates to the Houston Texans because he played within the division," general manager Brian Gaine said. "Aaron played in the AFC Championship game this year. Knows what winning football looks like. Versatility to play inside and outside."
Not only did he play against the Texans twice a year, Colvin also played alongside former Texan A.J. Bouye in 2017.
"I actually talked to him last night," Colvin said Thursday. "He was a close friend of mine for the year that we spent together. He did nothing but say positive things about this place and all the great experiences that he had."
C/G Zach Fulton:
Offensive lineman Zach Fulton also faced the Texans three consecutive seasons (2015-17) and in the AFC Wildcard game in 2015 during his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Fulton, listed as both a center and a guard, played alongside Texans right guard Jeff Allen before he signed with Houston in 2016.
"Zach has played all three spots on the interior offensive line – left guard, right guard and center," Gaine said. "Talking about a guy who's six-four, six-foot-five, 320 pounds. Someone we're very familiar with because we've had to play the Kansas City Chiefs in recent years. "Highly productive player at any of the three positions inside."
T Seantrel Henderson:
Tackle Seantrel Henderson spent four seasons in Buffalo (2014-17) and battled back from a Crohn's disease diagnosis and surgery. However, last season may have been the one that influenced the Texans decision to sign him. Gaine served as the Bills vice president of player personnel in 2017 and had a chance to get to know the offensive lineman personally.
"Brian really pushed to get me out here," Henderson said. "I most definitely appreciate it and everybody else that helped, also. I'm very excited to be here."
Henderson also said he has family that lives in the Houston area.
G Senio Kelemete:
Senio Kelemete played both guard and tackle for the New Orleans Saints from 2013 to 2017. During that time, the Texans faced the Saints in 2016 and 2017 joint training camp practices and played in preseason games in three of Bill O'Brien's four seasons as Houston's head coach (2015-17). The two teams also matched up in 2015 in the regular season when the Texans defeated the Saints 24-6.
CB Johnson Bademosi:
Special teams standout Johnson Bademosi faced the Texans in three seasons with three different teams: New England (2017), Detroit (2016) and Cleveland (2014). O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's ties to the Patriots likely will insure that Bademosi's transition to the Texans system should be an easy one.
In 2017, Bademosi recorded a career-high 20 total tackles (15 solo) to go along with one pass defensed in 16 regular season games played (three starts) for the Patriots. Bademosi (6-0, 205), originally signed as a college free agent by the Cleveland Browns following the 2012 NFL Draft out of Stanford, led the Browns in special teams tackles each of his four seasons in Cleveland. In 2016, Bademosi signed with the Detroit Lions where he recorded 18 total tackles (16 solo), one interception and five passes defensed in 16 regular season games played with three starts. Twitter.com/DeepSlant