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The Texans' offense lives and breathes through the running game, and that could be scary news for the Texans in the upcoming season.
When two dependable starters, Mike Brisiel and Eric Winston, left in free agency, the Texans' offensive line took a major hit.
Now, the right side of the line will be manned by guard Antoine Caldwell and tackle Rashad Butler, players who, albeit showing potential in the past, have yet to prove themselves in the NFL.
While the Texans should not worry about their depth at guard, as they have solid depth with third-rounder Brandon Brooks being the primary backup, the tackle position may become the Achilles Heel of the offensive line.
Derek Newton and Nick Mondek, who are still considered projects, are the only viable backups behind Butler and Duane Brown, and an injury could severely damage the position.
It would be wise for the Texans to consider searching for a veteran presence in free agency who might provide quality depth at tackle.