One of the good issues concerning the draft that Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans simply carried out a pair weeks in the past is that they addressed virtually each place group. The solely urgent want that they did not attempt to fill with a soon-to-be rookie was within the cross rush, so they have been left to cobble that collectively in a distinct form of approach.
It seems that approach might be by way of veteran free brokers on quick time period, reasonable cash offers. Last week, they signed Rasheem Green (6.5 sacks final season) away from the Seattle Seahawks. Yesterday, they introduced the signing of Buffalo free agent defensive finish Nario Addison, a deal that had been reported final week. Finally, they made residents of Sugar Land very joyful by bringing again a prodigal son, former Fort Bend Austin High and TCU product, Jerry Hughes, who was additionally most just lately with the Buffalo Bills.
Hughes spent virtually the final decade in Buffalo, the place he grew to become the fourth all time sack chief in Bills historical past, with 53 sacks. He is now heading into his thirteenth season within the league, and can attempt to present a veteran presence on Lovie Smith’s protection. A couple of ideas on this most up-to-date Texans signing:
Jerry Hughes is coming house, persevering with a development
As talked about above, Hughes performed his highschool ball within the Houston space, again when he was a bit of recognized working again at Fort Bend Austin. From there, Gary Patterson put him by way of the place change automotive wash at TCU, and he got here out the opposite aspect an All American edge rusher. If we’re to imagine Lovie Smith, it is no accident that so many ACTUAL Texan gamers are winding up on the Houston Texans:
Lovie Smith stated yesterday towards the top of this clip that getting gamers from Texas is essential to the #Texans. It was in reference to the draft, however value noting on the day they signal Jerry Hughes, as effectively… pic.twitter.com/zZxvKPaFPB
— Sean Pendergast (@SeanTPendergast) May 10, 2022
Another win for Jacques Cesaire, Texans line of defense coach
Cesaire spent the final two seasons in Buffalo because the assistant line of defense coach, so it is no accident that the Texans two most up-to-date free company signings have been a part of Buffalo’s line of defense group final season — Mario Addison, whose signing was made official on Tuesday, and Hughes. Cesaire is an brisk, younger coach with a giant character. It’s good to have a workers that’s seen as an asset in recruiting free brokers to return play for an admittedly rebuilding group.
Jerry Hughes suits the “Faith, Family, Football” tradition mantra
Take a have a look at this YouTube characteristic on Hughes from just a few years in the past, and it is very easy to see why the Texans like him a lot, and simple to see why he was so in style in Buffalo for the 9 seasons he performed there:
Man, folks in Buffalo actually, REALLY like Jerry Hughes
Yeah, in the event you’re questioning what the Bills Mafia (the self proclaimed nickname of the Bills’ fan base) considered Hughes, simply go to Twitter and search on Hughes’ title with the hashtag “#BillsMafia.” He is beloved up there. If you simply need a pattern, click on the video beneath:
Jerry Hughes is reportedly off to the Texans. In 9 years with the #Bills, he wracked up 53 sacks (4th most in franchise historical past) 💪
Here’s the scene up shut after his last common season sport in a Bills uniform. 💙 pic.twitter.com/b5IkXB1A0k
— Jackson Roberts (@WHEC_JRoberts) May 10, 2022