The NFL offseason is a time of change. Players come and go, along with position coaches or sometimes the entire coaching staff.
The Houston Texans experienced a moderate level of turnover over this period. They were not very active in the free agent market due to salary cap constraints. The biggest pickup, Ed Reed, was noteworthy for the negative publicity regarding his health status.
The draft brought some much needed help in the form of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and safety D.J. Swearinger. Both have the potential to bring immediate benefits on offense and defense.
There was significant activity in other areas that impacted the team and their prospects for the 2013 season. Whether good judgment was exercised along the way will be noted with a grade for each decision.
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