With plenty of initial speculation regarding the future of running back LaDainian Tomlinson focusing on the team in his home state that doesn’t already have three high-end tailbacks, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle explains that the Texans won’t want L.T.
Though McClain never says that the Texans have made a specific decision as to Tomlinson, it should be a foregone conclusion based on McClain’s broad statements regarding the team’s intentions.
He says that, while the Texans need a running back, “they want young and hungry, not a back looking for one last contract.”
McClain also points out that owner Bob McNair recently said the Texans look at free agents “who are on their way up.” (It might be a lesson they learned after signing Ahman Green a few years ago.)
So McClain predicts that the Texans will be looking to the draft for a running back, with a possible plan of picking one in round two.