Pleasant, 27, appeared in all 16 games last season, and while a lot of his action came on special teams (he played on about 45% of Houston’s special teams snaps), Pleasant also played a fair amount on defense, seeing action on 37% of snaps. On the year, Pleasant posted 18 tackles, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery.
The Texans’ defensive backfield will be one to watch, both in free agency and during the season. Andre Hal figures to start at one of the safety slots after seeing a good chunk of time last season, but Rahim Moore — a key free agent addition in 2015 0– has already been released. Quintin Demps, another ’15 signee, is a free agent, but Houston reportedly wants to retain him.