The Texans have offered tenders to restricted free agents strong safety C.C. Brown and defensive tackle Anthony Maddox. Houston also extended tender offers to exclusive rights players wide receiver David Anderson, defensive end Earl Cochran, tight end Joel Dreessen, tackle Brandon Frye and running back Darius Walker, the team announced Friday.
Brown (6-0, 208) was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 47 games as a Texan, starting 44. He finished the 2007 season with 83 tackles, one interception and a career-high three fumble recoveries.
Maddox (6-1, 290), signed by the Texans in 2006, started three games this past season tying a career high with 2.0 sacks.
Anderson (5-10, 197) made a career-high 12 catches this past season including his first career touchdown in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans.
Cochran (6-5, 281) played in a career-high 15 games, recording 25 tackles and his first career sack in Week 14 against Tampa Bay.
Dreessen (6-4, 260) played in 13 games, where he turned four catches into a pair of touchdowns.
Frye (6-4, 298) was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 draft. He was signed off the Texans practice squad on October 31 and spent the last eight weeks of the season in the active roster.
Walker (5-11, 204) was signed as an undrafted free agent after the 2007 NFL Draft. He was signed off the Texans practice squad on Nov. 21. He appeared in the final four games, finishing second on the team with 264 rushing yards. Walker's best game of the year was in the season finale when he rushed for 86 yards and his first NFL score.
Andre Johnson Becomes Houston Texans' first Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Former Houston Texans All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson secured his place in NFL history as the Texans' first Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, the NFL announced on Thursday night as part of the 13th Annual NFL Honors ceremony.
Houston Texans DE Will Anderson Jr. named Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
Anderson's 7.0 sacks this season set a new franchise record for most sacks by a rookie in a single-season and his 67 pressures led all rookies in the NFL this year.
Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud named Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
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Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud Named to 2024 Pro Bowl Games
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Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud and DE Will Anderson Jr. named PFWA's Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year
The Pro Football Writers of America have named QB C.J. Stroud the Offensive Rookie of the Year and DE Will Anderson Jr. the Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Houston Texans CB Derek Stingley Jr. named AFC Defensive Player of the Month
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Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud Named Week 18 AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday. The honor comes on the heels of Stroud's game-winning drive to send the club to the playoffs for the first time since 2019.
John Metchie III voted 2023 Ed Block Courage Award Winner
Recipients of the prestigious award are selected by a vote of their peers to recognize the superb efforts both on and off the field and their ability to overcome great adversity.
Houston Texans T Laremy Tunsil Named Starter for the 2024 Pro Bowl
Houston Texans T Laremy Tunsil has been named a starter for the 2024 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced.
'21: Loyal and True', documentary on Uvalde High School football team, debuts today on ESPN+
ABC News and ESPN Films present the story of the Uvalde Coyotes High School football team's 2022 season, including interviews with Texans involved in post-tragedy recovery.
Houston Texans Foundation launches online auction to commemorate release of new documentary on the Uvalde Coyotes football team's 2022 season
All proceeds benefit Lives Robbed, an organization formed by families of children lost in the Uvalde massacre.