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Texans Sign Ogunleye, Denney In Effort to Replace Barwin

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that the Houston Texans signed veteran defensive ends Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan Denney in an effort to replace Connor Barwin on the defensive line.  Barwin had surgery today on his disclocated ankle and he will miss the season.  The injury occurred on Sunday against the Colts at Reliant.  Today, the Texans worked out both Ogunleye and Denney and were obviously sold enough for their desperation to sign them that day.  Ogunleye signed a one year, $800,000 contract.  Denney signed a one year, $755,000 contract.  If these thirty-three-year-old veterans still have something left in the tank, they should immediately be pushing for playing time on the Texans defensive line.

In limelight of the Texans win over the rival Colts, the pick up is good.  Denney was first round talent seven years ago and was just waived by the Bills.  He’s served as a backup during his career and can do so here.  Ogunleye is better known for his time in Chicago for the last six seasons, but he was also an undrafted free agent success story that was first picked up in Miami.  To make room for the pickups, the Texans have placed Barwin on the Injured Reserve and waived defensive end Tim Jamison.

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One Response to “Texans Sign Ogunleye, Denney In Effort to Replace Barwin”

  1. thenflblogz says:

    just read a great article on arian foster in case anyone missed. talks about ups and down, not getting drafted etc.. hope he can build on his week 1 sucess…

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