As an inside linebacker, Benardrick Mc Kinney has rare size and speed.
Brown skipped all of the Texans' organized team activities and a mandatory minicamp because he's unhappy about his contract, which has two remaining years.Reader should be an upgrade in some ways from Wilfork.As an outside linebacker, John Simon gave the Texans a gritty veteran who was adept at stuffing the run and a decent pass rusher.He's lost 21 pounds since last season when he struggled to adjust to a new position and offense. Chris Clark stepped in when Derek Newton tore both patellar tendons, which will also prevent him from playing last season.However, Clark was ranked one of the statistically worst offensive linemen in the NFL in terms of pressures and sacks allowed. The Texans are hopeful that former first-round cornerback Kevin Johnson will stay healthy for the first time in his NFL career and make a strong comeback from his second foot surgery to address a Jones fracture.
Johnson is capable of doing that, but he has to remain in the lineup in his third NFL season.