Glover Quin Could Move to Free Safety in 2011

CB Glover Quin could be in the mix at free safety next season, head coach Gary Kubiak said at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Texans released Eugene Wilson, their starting free safety in 2010, on February 18th.

“He likes to play around the box,” Kubiak, speaking to reporters in Indianapolis, said of Quin, who’s entering his third season. “We play him in nickel inside. He is a physical guy. He likes to mix it up, loves to tackle, those types of things. We see him playing around the ball a lot more. He’s a leader, a very smart young man. Could call (our) defenses, do those types of things for our football team. But that’s still yet to be determined. It all depends on what happens throughout this offseason, the draft, because he was our best corner last year. We’ll see what happens.”

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reported Feb. 21 that Quin could move to safety if the team adds a starter-caliber cornerback. At the Combine, Kubiak also said that third-year player Troy Nolan, who made three starts last season, “has got a chance to be an excellent starter” at safety. Also of note, Kubiak gave second-year pro Kareem Jackson a strong endorsement, a signal that Jackson likely will continue to man one of the starting CB spots.


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