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Texans take a look at offensive linemen, including Jason Smith

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As the Texans try to get better quarterback play without getting, you know, better quarterbacks, they’re considering instead getting better protection for Matt Schaub and the guys currently deemed not to be good enough to send him to the bench.

Per a league source, the Texans gave tryouts on Tuesday to tackle Jason Smith, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, along with tackle Steven Baker, guards Seth Olsen and Jarrod Shaw, and centers David Molk and Edwin Williams.

The Texans have not signed any of the players, yet.Houston hosts on Sunday the Rams, who originally drafted Smith.

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6 Responses to “Texans take a look at offensive linemen, including Jason Smith”
  1. dualprime says: Oct 9, 2013 10:05 AM

    Shouldn’t they be trying out kickers too?

  2. lightcleric says: Oct 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    I think at this rate Jason Smith is going to get looked at by all 32 teams this season. Seriously two teams already signed and released him but like 8 other teams have looked at him already this year.

  3. lks311 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    How bad is Jason Smith that, in a league that covets big body reinforcements to protect the QB, he can’t even find a job as a third stringer.

    So much for Tackles being close to a sure thing to project.

  4. schmitty2 says: Oct 9, 2013 11:35 AM

    lks311 says:Oct 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    How bad is Jason Smith that, in a league that covets big body reinforcements to protect the QB, he can’t even find a job as a third stringer.

    So much for Tackles being close to a sure thing to project

    As a Ram’s fan I could tell you how bad Smith is but I don’t feel like typing a paperback novel.

  5. iammattchambers says: Oct 9, 2013 11:46 AM

    I don’t think this is really news. I know the texans have an extra roster spot with OD going to the IR, but every NFL team has a few free agent try outs every Tuesday.

    Additionally, they’ve got 1 or 2 offensive linemen on their practice squad who have had a lot more time to become familiar with what the Texans OL coaches want. I’ll bet at most, they sign someone to a peace squad spot and give them 4-8 weeks to prove themselves.

  6. contrarianjon says: Oct 9, 2013 11:56 AM

    This guy is a horrible football player, period

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