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Bryan Braman has been the star of the Texans' special teams unit the past few seasons. He is a freak on the field, taking advantage of every opportunity to absolutely blow up opposing ball-carriers.
Braman, though, has never been granted a chance to contribute on defense.
This season, however, was Braman's greatest chance to finally receive the opportunity he had been fighting for. When Connor Barwin departed for Philadelphia, the Texans immediately became very young and very shallow at outside linebacker.
Although the team drafted both Sam Montgomery and Trevardo Williams to address the depth concerns, Braman still had a very good chance to receive playing time at outside 'backer, as neither of the two rookies were guaranteed to receive consistent playing time in their first season.
Braman, though, has been disappointing during the second week of Texans training camp, as he was during the first week, according to Pat Starr of stateofthetexans.com.
He simply does not possess the skills to contribute at outside linebacker. He has been unable to put it together and struggles to beat NFL-caliber offensive linemen.
It appears that Braman is destined to spend another season as only a special teams player.