Texans place a priority on re-signing many of their own

The Texans place a premium on players who are dependable, tough and smart. To that end, Houston made a strong push to keep as many of them as they could in free agency.

Through the first few days of free agency, we saw the reports of receiver Randall Cobb and safety Eric Murray agreeing to terms with the Texans after stints in Dallas and Cleveland, respectively. But a dozen or so players agreed to terms with the Texans ahead of and during free agency as well.

On both sides of the ball, as well as on a special teams unit that's drastically improved over the last two seasons, Houston kept key components. Aside from Dylan Cole and Ka'imi Fairbairn, who were both undrafted rookies, every one of the players listed below came to town after at least one previous NFL stop.

Once the Texans saw what these players meant on the field, in the locker room and out in the community, they wanted to make sure they would stay around in 2020 and beyond.

LB Tyrell Adams
P Bryan Anger
WR/Returner DeAndre Carter
LB Dylan Cole
K Ka'imi Fairbairn
TE Darren Fells
CB Phillip Gaines
CB Vernon Hargreaves, III
OT Roderick Johnson
QB AJ McCarron
CB Bradley Roby
LS Jon Weeks

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