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Glover Quin Anxious for Move to Free Safety

In his second season in the NFL, Glover Quin took over as the top cornerback on the Texans, tying for the team lead with three interceptions and leading the team with 14 passes defensed.

Of course, the Texans ranked 32nd in the NFL in pass defense in 2010. Defensive coordinator Frank Bush was fired and replaced by Wade Phillips, who plans to move Quin to free safety.

Quin is fine with the move, reports John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

“I don’t mind it,” Quin said this week. “The coaches study film. They know what the players are best at, so it doesn’t bother me.”

Quin primarily played left cornerback at New Mexico, but at 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds with 4.5 speed and jumping ability (38″ vertical at Combine) that made him a ballhawk in the Lobos’ secondary, his best position long-term may have always been free safety.

“Hopefully, it’ll mean more plays on the ball and more interceptions,” said Quin. “When you see the ball, it gives you more opportunities to make things happen.”

As for who’ll replace Quin at cornerback, the Texans used their first-round pick in 2010 on Kareem Jackson and, one year after losing Dunta Robinson to free agency, could make a play for free agent Nnamdi Asomugha. Houston also used early picks on cornerbacks Brandon Harris (2nd round, 60th overall) and Roc Carmichael (4th round, 127th overall), who will compete with 2009 sixth-round pick Brice McCain and 2010 fifth-round pick Sherrick McManis for playing time.


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