Krause played in nine games with Packers last year; Gbaja-Biamila's brother released
Texans Scouting Report - Ryan Krause
Krause runs smooth routes and will go up and attack the ball at its highest point. However, pass catching is about all he can provide, as his lanky frame is ill-suited for in-line blocking. He'll make an effort, but his technique leaves a lot to be desired.
He has the right build and mind-set to be effective on special teams, but he never really stood out in that area.
The Chargers released him after he was arrested for a DUI. It was part of the team's PR purge, as Krause was busted in the same year that Terrence Kiel was arrested for shipping prescription cough syrup to Texas, and that Steve Foley was shot by an off-duty police officer after a drunken driving stint of his own.
In the right system, Krause can chip in about 15 catches and a couple of scores as a number three tight end.
This seems to be another one of the Texans low-risk, possible high reward signings, as Krause has some definite pass catching skills, and can possibly be a contributor behind Owen Daniels in passing situations. Whereas we are not aware of the financial terms of Krause's deal, it is likely that it isn't much of a burden, and if he doesn't work out it wouldn't have cost the team much.
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