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Texans Re-Sign FS Earl

The Texans re-signed Glen Earl on Saturday adding another familiar safety to the Texans’Earl secondary. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Earl was drafted in the fourth round out of Notre Dame by the Texans in the 2004 Draft. Although missing all of 2007, Earl’s play has improved year by year, and by 2006 he was the Texans’ starter at the free safety position. The 6’1″ 215lb natural safety started 15 games in 2006 finishing with 70 tackles, 2 sacks, four passes defended and one forced fumble.

Although Earl was re-signed, there were assumptions that he was not in the Texans’ future plans. In the 2007 preseason, Earl suffered a Lisfranc foot injury moving him to the injured reserve causing him to miss the 2007 regular season. In Earl’s four year career, he has totaled 153 tackles, two sacks, six pass deflections, and three interceptions. Earl should be back to full strength in 2008, and he will most likely compete for a starting job at the Texans’ free safety spot against last year’s starter, Will Demps. If Earl does win the job, there may be a chance the Texans will have the same starting safeties from the majority of the 2006 season: SS C.C. Brown and FS Glen Earl.

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