Texans beef up offensive line with Jah Reid

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The Texans’ offensive line has been a mess for the first two games of the season, so they’re calling in reinforcements.

Veteran lineman Jah Reid will sign with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A 2011 third-round pick of the Ravens who played four years in Baltimore, Reid played in 12 games with one start for the Chiefs last season. Kansas City cut him at the end of the preseason.

The biggest problem on the Texans’ offensive line remains the holdout of left tackle Duane Brown. Although Brown has said he doesn’t plan to hold out all season, he hasn’t indicated when he will return. The Texans will hope Reid can help out until Brown is back.

5 responses to “Texans beef up offensive line with Jah Reid

  1. Here’s what I don’t get. He was set to make $9.4M this year. The Texans didn’t ask him to renegotiate his salary or get cut. He should be happy to get getting $9.4M. Sure, he doesn’t have many years left but the other side of that coin is how can you throw away nearly $5M (by sitting out half the season) when your career is nearing its end? He’s also set to make $9.4M next year. My guess is that won’t happen because the Texans will probably either sign a FA or draft his replacement then give him his walking papers. If I were the Texans GM and Jah Reid plays well I wouldn’t even talk to Brown until he eventually reports, then I’d cut him. Their salary cap wouldn’t take a hit since his contract has no dead money. Good luck making anywhere near that $5M if he were cut. Also, any contract he signs for next year probably won’t be anything near $9.4M. This guy probably isn’t very bright.

  2. If they are down to hiring Jah Reid, the pickings must be pretty slim. I watched him with the Ravens for 4 years and never saw anything worth talking about. Apparently the Chiefs found out the same thing. If they are planning on playing him at LT, they better sign another QB.

  3. whenwilliteverend says:
    September 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Here’s what I don’t get.
    If I were the Texans GM and Jah Reid plays well I wouldn’t even talk to Brown until he eventually reports, then I’d cut him. Their salary cap wouldn’t take a hit since his contract has no dead money. Good luck making anywhere near that $5M if he were cut. Also, any contract he signs for next year probably won’t be anything near $9.4M. This guy probably isn’t very bright.
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    There’s a lot you don’t seem to get when it comes to Duane Brown. Per PFF he surrendered 1 sack last year. Rick Smith has survived bigger mistakes than cutting an asset like Brown but that doesn’t make it a smart move, should they decide they want to move on from Brown they would easily find a trading partner. Starting caliber LT’s don’t grow on trees. His current contract is ranked 17th among LT’s and he’s easily better than a 1/3 of the players getting more than he is. He most assuredly would make more than $9.4M if he were on the open market. But he isn’t a FA and it seems like he and the Texans should be able to find a middle ground.

  4. Bottom line is Duane Brown is under contract and he’s letting his teammates down, period. There is a very talented young QB that might well find himself on injured reserve for lack of Brown being in that line where he belongs and agreed to be. Personally I hope Rick Smith doesn’t give in for another dime. I don’t care where his contract ranks right now, when he signed it it seemed like plenty enough money to him at the time or he wouldn’t have signed. The middle ground is he has a contract and should honor it.

  5. I think either Duane Brown is greedy, or his agent is stupid. He has already forfeited $1.5 million, which is more than most NFL linemen earn in a season. If he misses week three, it will be up to over $2 million.

    The Texans have never renegotiated contracts with more than a year on them, except for Johnson and Watt. Sorry but Brown, at 32, is not in that class. They will not fold because it will open the door for more hold outs in the future. The offensive line looked a lot better vs a decent Cinncy defensive, which means he has less leverage now.

    It is a shame he does not realize he is letting his teammates down by this pointless holdout that he will not win.

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