Latest Texans Updates: Texans Head Coach Makes A Stunning Comment As He Welcomes Another Experienced Star Player…

Latest Texans News: Coach Makes Surprising Statement as Another Veteran Joins!

The Texans were active in addressing their linebacker corps early in free agency, reuniting DeMeco Ryans with Azeez Al-Shaair, a former pupil from the 49ers. Now, over a month later, they continue to bolster their defensive lineup.

Today, Jacob Phillips underwent a workout session, as reported by KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson. According to’s Adam Schefter, a deal is in place between Phillips and the Texans. After spending four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Phillips will now don the Texans’ uniform on a one-year contract. Interestingly, Phillips originally landed with the Browns in 2020 through a trade involving Duke Johnson, who headed to Houston. Now, four years later, Phillips circles back to the Texans.

As a third-round pick from LSU, Phillips faced challenges in Cleveland, mainly due to injuries. Throughout his rookie contract, he missed significant game time, playing in only 20 out of 67 possible regular-season games and starting eight.

Injuries, ranging from COVID-19 to various muscle tears, have plagued Phillips’ career, hindering his development. Nevertheless, his sporadic appearances in the starting lineup when healthy highlight his potential.

Texans sign Browns LB Jacob Phillips to one-year deal

While the Browns didn’t witness Phillips’ full potential, the Texans are optimistic about his prospects in 2024. With departures of starters like Blake Cashman and Denzel Perryman, Phillips arrives at a time when the Texans need reinforcements at linebacker. He joins a lineup expected to feature Christian Harris, Al-Shaair, and Henry To’oTo’o.

With less immediate pressure to perform, Phillips could step into To’oTo’o’s role from last season as a key backup or rotational player, especially if injuries occur. He’ll vie for this role with another recent addition, Del’Shawn Phillips, who brings similar experience from his time with the Ravens.

For Phillips, this marks a fresh start in Houston. Despite his injury-laden past, the 25-year-old now has an opportunity to contribute to the Texans’ defense, supported by the guidance of a respected defensive coach in DeMeco Ryans.

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