The Houston Texans announced last week that
they would be re-signing free agent Fred Weary. Weary, who has played in the
Guard position for the Texans since 2002, has 4 total years NFL experience.
Weary was drafted by the Texans in 2002 during
their first season in professional football. He was Pick 1 in Round 3, the 66th
pick overall in the 2002 draft. He played college football at Tennessee where
he was considered extremely valuable asset to the -team’s offensive line. He
also made All-American during his final year at Tennessee.
During his first season with the Texans, Weary
played in all 16 games while starting 12. Weary has only played a total of 6
games during the last 2 seasons with the Texans. It is reported the Weary will
be retained as a reserve for the upcoming 2006 season.
Terms of Weary’s contract were not disclosed.
Although it will be interesting to see what is in store for the Texans offensive
line, which is undoubtedly where the most work is needed on the team.
New offensive line coach John Benton will have
his work cut out for him to get his players ready for 2006, although it will not
take too much to show improvement. Benton previously coached for the St. Louis Rams, where running backs averaged 1,579 yards during the two seasons he was
there, an improvement over their previous season.
New Assistant Coach/ Offense Mike Sherman
should also be a great help to the offensive line and its problems. Before
moving to the position of head coach with the Green Bay Packers he coached
offensive lines for several years at all levels.
Last year the Texans offensive line allowed a
total of 68 sacks during the 2005 season. During 2002, QB David Carr was
dropped 76 times for an NFL record. Over the past 4 seasons, David Carr has
been sacked a mind blowing total of 208 times.