The Texans are the latest team to unveil their post-draft free agent haul. Here’s their 13-man contingent:
- Davin Ballamy, LB (Georgia)
- Andre Chachere, CB (San Jose State)
- Lavon Coleman, RB (Washington)
- Anthony Coyle, G (Fordham)
- Trevor Daniel, P (Tennessee)
- Mason Gentry, DE (SMU)
- Jaryd Jones-Smith, T (Pittsburgh)
- K.J. Malone, G (LSU
- Kingsley Opara, NT (Maryland)
- Vyncint Smith, WR (Limestone)
- Terry Swanson, RB (Toledo)
- Jester Weah, WR (Pittsburgh)
- Jalen Wilkerson, DE (Florida State)
Malone is the son of NBA legend Karl Malone. The 6-foot-4 K.J. Malone played left tackle at LSU but will evidently be tried at guard initially as a pro. The Texans are listing Coyle as a guard as well despite the Fordham-honed prospect playing tackle in college.
Houston re-signed Shane Lechler, so it’s unlikely, barring something extraordinary, Daniel has a path to the 53-man roster. Coleman and Swanson will battle for a role behind Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman. The Texans did not draft a running back, but they re-signed Alfred Blue this offseason and have Troymaine Pope and Tyler Ervin on their 90-man roster.
Interestingly, the only Division II player in this group will collect the most bonus money. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports (Twitter link) Smith signed for a $35K — comprised of a $10K signing bonus and a $25K base salary guarantee. Jones-Smith will collect $22K ($10K signing bonus, $12K base guarantee), and Swanson will earn $21K guaranteed ($15K guaranteed base and $6K signing bonus), per Wilson (Twitter links).