Texans Worked Out 11 Players Including DL Tyson Jackson, DT Kendall Langford & QB Connor Shaw


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans are bringing in veteran DL Tyson Jackson for a visit on Tuesday.

  • Tom Pelissero reports that the Texans also worked out DT Kendall Langford and QB Connor Shaw on Tuesday.
  • Aaron Wilson adds that the Texans also worked out Willie Beavers, River Cracraft, Jayrone Elliott, Lamarr Houston, Steven Moore, J.R. Nelson and Paul Turner.

The Texans are working out a number of players today, as they look to replace notable defenders like J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.

Jackson has worked out for the 49ers and Rams since he became available.

Jackson, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. He signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Falcons back in 2014 and was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million over the next two years when the Falcons released him back this past March in a move that freed up $2.65 million of available cap space.

In 2016, Jackson appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 13 tackles, no sacks and a pass defense.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Shaw, 25, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted out of South Carolina last year. He is in the final year of his three-year, $1.53 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.

Unfortunately, Shaw’s 2015 season came to an end with him being placed on season-ending injured reserve after he broke the thumb on his throwing hand during the preseason.

The Browns waived Shaw before he was claimed by the Bears. Shaw, unfortunately, suffered a broken leg right above the ankle during a preseason game last year and was placed on injured reserve at the start of the season.

The Bears brought Shaw back on a one-year, exclusive rights contract this past March but waived him with an injury designation and he later reverted to their injured reserve list. Chicago later waived Shaw from injured reserve at the start of the regular season.

In 2014, Shaw wound up appearing in one game and completing 14 of 28 attempts for 177 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.

Langford, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2008. He spent four years in Miami and played three seasons for the Rams before signing a four-year, $17.2 million contract with the Colts back in 2015.

Langford was set to make base salaries of $4 million (2017) and $4.2 million (2018) over the remainder of the contract when the Colts released him with a failed physical back in August.

The Saints signed him to a contract a few weeks ago and he’s been on and off of their roster since then.

In 2016, Langford appeared in eight games for the Colts and recorded 10 tackles, no sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses.

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