NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Nov 16, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent Signings:

  • WR Cecil Shorts
  • NT Vince Wilfork
  • S Rahim Moore
  • QB Brian Hoyer


  • QB Ryan Mallett
  • CB Kareem Jackson
  • OT Derek Newton
  • ILB Jeff Tarpinian
  • WR Damaris Johnson

Free Agenc Period Trades:

  • Trade Ryan Fitzpatrick to Texans for conditional pick
  • Trade QB Case Keenum to Rams for 2016 7th-round pick


  • DE/OLB Brooks Reed
  • S Kendrick Lewis
  • QB Thad Lewis

Draft Picks:

  • CB Kevin Johnson
  • ILB Benardrick McKinney
  • WR Jaelen Strong
  • WR Keith Humphrey
  • OLB Reshard Cleitt
  • DT Christian Covington
  • RB Kenny Hilliard

State of the Franchise: Pending

The Texans bolstered up their run defense and pass defense in free agency this offseason. They also got a steal of a receiver in the third round to go along with DeAndre Hopkins. But the success of the Texans will largely depend on how quarterback Ryan Mallett and edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney come back from injury.

Next: Tennessee Titans