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Texans extend tender offers


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.

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