The Texans added a pair of players to the mix at outside linebacker during the draft and they’ve gotten one of them under contract.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have agreed to terms with fourth-round pick Trevardo Williams on his rookie four-year deal. That leaves the Texans with five players from their 2013 draft class under contract and four to go before they can put a bow on the whole group.
One of the unsigned group is former LSU linebacker Sam Montgomery, who is expected to compete with Williams for playing time at outside linebacker. After rookie minicamp, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that he thought Williams was a bit ahead of Montgomery in terms of readiness.
Williams played with his hand on the ground at Connecticut, so there’s definitely going to be some transition time to his new role. Brooks Reed, who is recovering from surgery and who has been mentioned as a candidate to move inside, and Whitney Mercilus are expected to be part of the mix on the outside as well.