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Texans Workout Four Linemen Including Former Packers DT Brian Price

The Texans worked out four linemen on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

That included former Texas-San Antonio and Packers defensive tackle Brian Price and former Michigan defensive tackle Willie Henry, who was previously with the Ravens.

The Texans also worked out former Boise State center Marcus Henry, previously with the Saints, and former Iowa center Keegan Render, a former Eagles undrafted free agent.

Texans Ink Veteran Safety Mike Adams, Release TE Jerell Adams

The Texans cut reserve tight end Jerell Adams on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Adams had been inactive for the past three games.

The Texans also have agreed to terms with veteran safety Mike Adams.

Adams spent the past two seasons in Carolina and had been a full-time starter since 2014 before going unsigned this offseason.

He recorded 75 tackles, three interceptions and three tackles for loss in 2018. Houston will mark the sixth team for the 16th-year vet. He broke into the league with the 49ers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware.

Texans Working Out Veteran Running Back C.J. Anderson

The Texans are working out veteran running back C.J. Anderson today, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Anderson began the season with the Detroit Lions, but last week Detroit released the 28-year-old, who started his NFL career with the Broncos.

Anderson had 16 carries for 43 yards and averaged 2.7 yards per carry for the Lions.

Watson Catches Fire, Texans Rally to Beat Chargers 27-20 to Move to 2-1

At times it was ugly, but for the Texans it wound up being a great day in Los Angeles, as the team got a huge 27-20 win over the Chargers, moving to 2-1, tied with the Colts for the top spot in the AFC South.

Here’s video highlights of the Texans victory.

Texans Agree to Terms with Center Nick Martin on Three-Year Deal Worth $33 Million

The Texans have signed center Nick Martin to a three-year, $33 million extension through 2022 according to Field Yates of ESPN.

The deal includes $18.35 million in guaranteed money for the 2016 second-round pick out of Notre Dame, who was on the final year of his rookie contract.

Although he’s hardly been an All-Pro, Martin has been an improving player since missing his entire rookie season with an ankle injury. The Texans, who have been desperately to solidify their offensive line, clearly think the improvement will continue.

Video: Highlights of the Texans 30-28 Loss to the Saints Monday Night

The Texans played an excellent game against the Saints Monday night, but a last play 58-yard field goal by the Saints ruined the Texans night in a 30-28 loss.

Texans Terminate Contract of Left Tackle Matt Kalil

The Texans terminated the contract of former Pro Bowl left offensive tackle Matt Kalil, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Kalil became expendable after the Texans traded for Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil., their new starting left tackle.

By cutting Kalil, the Texans upgraded their offensive line and saved potentially as much as $5.25 million in pay this season.

Report Claims Texans Paid Jadeveon Clowney $7 Million Before Trade to Seattle

One day before the Texans traded away franchise player Jadeveon Clowney, coach Bill O’Brien said that there was a difference of opinion on the value of the former top overall pick contractually.

As the Texans traded the three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher to the Seahawks on Saturday in exchange for a third-round draft pick and Barkevious Mingo and Jacob Martin, the defending AFC South champions paid Clowney extra to finalize and sweeten the trade for the cap-strapped Seahawks, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans, when the trade is completed after physicals are passed, will pay Clowney a $7 million signing bonus, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. The Seahawks will pay Clowney’s base salary, the remainder of his total $15.967 million franchise tender that he signed on Saturday after the trade was completed.

This financial concession shows how determined the Texans were to pay Clowney after his relationship with O’Brien, who has been operating as a de facto general manager with Brian Gaine fired, and the team deteriorated after he was openly shopped throughout the NFL and then refused to play for the Miami Dolphins after visiting with coach Brian Flores and talking with general manager Chris Grier.

The Seahawks are essentially renting Clowney and agreed not to make him their franchise player in 2020. They can’t sign him to a long-term deal until after the season because the July 15 deadline to sign franchise players to long-term deals has expired.