Houston Texans free agent comings and goings


HOUSTON – The NFL season officially kicked off with the start of free agency.

Here's a list of the free agents who have signed with the Texans or signed with another team:


  • Shane Lechler -- Resigns with the Texans. He wrapped up his 17th season in the league turning in one of his best seasons as a pro.
  • Nick Novak -- Resigns with Houston. was consistent all season, and had a streak of 16 consecutive makes as he became one of the NFL’s top-rated kickers.


  • Brock Osweiler -- He was reportedly traded to Cleveland after just one season in Houston, allowing the Texans to unload his massive contract.
  • John Simon -- He's reportedly signing with division rival Indianapolis.
  • Quintin Demps -- Multiple media reports say Demps signed a 3-year deal with the Chicago Bears. Demps played the last two seasons for Houston, and was a Texan from 2010-12. He started 13 games for the Texans in 2016.
  • A.J. Bouye -- According to media reports, Bouye will leave the Texans to join Jacksonville. He was a top target of the Texans to resign, but it appears he won't be returning.