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Texans signing Chris Clemons, stocking up on safety help

Heath Miller, Chris Clemons AP

The Texans offered safety Danieal Manning a pay cut earlier.

They may have just offered someone else his job.

According to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com, the Texans are signing safety Chris Clemons to a two-year deal.

Clemons 28, had also visited the Lions, but hadn’t found much of a market to date.

The Texans signed Kendrick Lewis last week, to go with D.J. Swearinger and Shiloh Keo.

So there probably isn’t a spot for Manning and his $4.5 million salary, or perhaps at any rate.

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23 Responses to “Texans signing Chris Clemons, stocking up on safety help”
  1. lenbias34pt says: Mar 28, 2014 5:37 PM

    i wanted my Ravens to sign Clemens ……but Daniel Manning would be even better.

  2. rodge1 says: Mar 28, 2014 5:44 PM

    Great attitude and very fast, but has hands made of stone.

  3. samfinsup says: Mar 28, 2014 5:52 PM

    The texans are getting a hard working safety an a team player, great signing!!

  4. davetexansfan says: Mar 28, 2014 6:00 PM

    @ rodge1

    That’s why he plays defense.

  5. God Waves His Terrible Towelâ„¢ says: Mar 28, 2014 6:04 PM

    Steelers have the best safety tandem in the world. Let jealousy drive through you.

  6. afcdomination says: Mar 28, 2014 6:05 PM

    he is a pretty good player. was surprised at the lack of interest overall in this guy. solid signing for the Texans, they look like a potential wildcard team. if the new rules were already in place, it would be even more so. sigh.

  7. eaglesfan910 says: Mar 28, 2014 6:07 PM

    Soooo, why could’nt the Eagles bring him in as well with Jenkins? Why did we bring back Nate Allen? What a steal, this just made my day even worse.

  8. flrouse says: Mar 28, 2014 6:28 PM

    They better make sure they got plenty of line help, so little Johnny Football doesn’t get killed for at least one game…

  9. htowntexan says: Mar 28, 2014 6:29 PM

    We’re stocking up on second team players and losing starters. Watch out AFC South!

  10. x716199121 says: Mar 28, 2014 6:29 PM

    The guy is really quite good in coverage, but he has a habit of taking very poor angles in run support and don’t expect him to catch anything. A real solid player though and a good pickup by Houston.

  11. thirdistheworrd says: Mar 28, 2014 6:39 PM

    Gotta sympathize with my bro from Philly up there– what the hel are the Redskins doing? Obviously I’d prefer the Eagles start Nate Allen next season, but after we both nearly signed Jairus Byrd and lost out, it’s like Howie Roseman and Bruce Allen went into states of shock and forgot all about the safety position. Could make for an interesting couple of games though, pack nine in the box and play with no safety help over top. NFL’s first 81-67 game.

  12. dickshotdogs says: Mar 28, 2014 6:41 PM

    Thanks davetexansfan. Apparently he believes a safeties first responsibility is to catch. :)

  13. hansenbrothers says: Mar 28, 2014 6:49 PM

    Crap, hoped the Packers would get him. Maybe this means they’ll draft a safety high.

  14. wakaflaccoflame says: Mar 28, 2014 7:13 PM

    Why the hell didn’t the Ravens sign him for that cheap when they need a safety!? That’s DIRT cheap

  15. rodge1 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:44 PM

    @davetexansfan

    True… I liked Clemons a lot in Miami, but hated to see all of the dropped picks.

  16. ncphinsfan says: Mar 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    Congrats to the Texans. He is a solid signing. Good tackler, excellent coverage guy even on bigger TE’s, but gets lost in zone space and takes bad angles. Bottom line he was part of a Dolphins secondary that only gave up very few TDs in the air. He is not elite, but a solid starter for low price with good work ethic and get this… not in any trouble with the Law. Good Luck, Chris!

  17. The Metal Pigeon says: Mar 28, 2014 8:15 PM

    Fellow Texans fans need to realize that the team is shaving off a lot of high priced contracts in order to regain viability within the next few seasons. I’ve been a die hard Texans fans since day one in 2002, and was devastated by the 2013 season, but I think fellow fans need to not put so much stock into what owner Bob McNair said about the team changes inducing a quick turnaround —– they most likely won’t. Expect to be satisfied with a .500 season or just above at best this year, we’re in partial rebuilding mode.

  18. axespray says: Mar 28, 2014 11:13 PM

    Well… Packers weren’t joking about moving Micah Hyde to safety then.

  19. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 29, 2014 1:40 AM

    Way over rated safety for years in Miami. If O’Brien is going to sign every DB that he was too inept to work around as OC in New England then yeah they’ll be doing some serious “stocking up.”

  20. fincelticsredsoxfan says: Mar 29, 2014 2:24 AM

    Watched him in Miami a very good underrated player who plays hard, good pick up

  21. jpat2424 says: Mar 29, 2014 1:05 PM

    Bring him back to Da Bears!!!!

  22. nocajunboy says: Mar 29, 2014 3:22 PM

    Good signing for the Texans.

  23. htown1035 says: Mar 31, 2014 1:16 PM

    Well the Texans just released Manning so I guess he didn’t want that paycut.

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