Texans will meet with Connor Barwin’s representatives
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 21, 2013
After playing out his rookie contract, I’d be surprised if Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin didn’t test free agency. Barwin wants to stay in Houston, and the Texans want him back. For instance, if the Texans can re-sign players like outside linebacker Connor Barwin and free safety Glover Quin, they won’t have to find replacements. And while the Texans’ offer would have placed Barwin among the 10 best-paid Texans, it didn’t come close to the contracts some of the league’s better pass-rushing outside linebackers have garnered lately. With all 32 teams and every agent descending upon Indianapolis, the next few days are going to be filled with a lot of talk about meeting between teams and the representatives for their impending free agents. How the Texans fare in free agency, which begins March 12, will play a significant role in what the team does in the draft. There is also the matter that the number of quality, young outside linebackers in free agency and the number of NFL-ready pass rushers in the draft are both low.
Re-signing Barwin, Quin top priority in Texans’ free agency
INDIANAPOLIS — On the first day of the scouting combine, Texans general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak met with the media and answered questions about the team’s goals in free agency and the draft. How the Texans fare in free agency, which b