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Texans pass rusher Shaq Lawson and defensive back Lonnie Johnson are being “heavily discussed in league circles as trade candidates,” according to ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler (Twitter link). Both players have started in the past, but neither is currently projected to be first-string for the Texans.
 


No idea if this is a system fit or how effective he was last year but any chance this is a fit? I don’t think it would cost much to bring him in. 

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“For his career, Sack-a-Shaq has 20.5 sacks across five pro seasons. For now, the Texans have him under club control for another two seasons, thanks to the three-year, $30MM he inked with the ‘Fins last spring.”

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5 minutes ago, Jetlife33 said:

“For his career, Sack-a-Shaq has 20.5 sacks across five pro seasons. For now, the Texans have him under club control for another two seasons, thanks to the three-year, $30MM he inked with the ‘Fins last spring.”

If you could get him for a mid to late round draft choice he would be an improvement.  We have the cap space.

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Nasirildeen and Sherwood both weigh about 215 lbs.  

Lawson weighs 260 lbs.

My point?  I don't think we can succeed with two skinny OLBs starting (and let's not assume Cashman will stay healthy for now).

I'd absolutely bring him in for even a 4th rounder.  I'm pretty sure he'd be starting from the minute he walked in, which is more than you can say about a lot of our recent 4th round picks.

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2 minutes ago, nycdan said:

Nasirildeen and Sherwood both weigh about 215 lbs.  

Lawson weighs 260 lbs.

My point?  I don't think we can succeed with two skinny OLBs starting (and let's not assume Cashman will stay healthy for now).

I'd absolutely bring him in for even a 4th rounder.  I'm pretty sure he'd be starting from the minute he walked in, which is more than you can say about a lot of our recent 4th round picks.

I would assume that Blake Cashman will NOT stay healthy because, after three years, he hasn't ever.

I think they wait until all the other options--camp cuts--are explored.

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3 hours ago, docdhc said:

If you could get him for a mid to late round draft choice he would be an improvement.  We have the cap space.

Would he? He was a bust until the Bills declined his 5th year option then he had about 8 game run where he was good. The Dolphins picked him based on that he had 'turned the corner', but he was... disappointing in Miami especially at the money they gave him. For whatever reason, Houston seems dedicated to ensuring the Miami Dolphins have a solid roster and took Lawson from them...now the talk is he may actually be cut if they can't trade him.

I haven't seen him this offseason, but that doesn't sound promising. It doesn't sound like a guy that deserves a roster spot even with Lawson out. 

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My first thought reading that was that I was interested in Lonnie Johnson.  I liked him coming out of Kentucky.  Guess he struggled mightily at outside CB and was moved to safety.  On his 3rd DC in 3 years, I guess Lovie doesn't like him.   He's as big as our LBs, but I guess he is not a need. 

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9 minutes ago, Greenseed4 said:

Where’d I lose you? The Lawsons, the Smiths, or the Michael Carters?

He might just be confused as to the weird reasoning for not wanting the player 

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11 minutes ago, Greenseed4 said:

Where’d I lose you? The Lawsons, the Smiths, or the Michael Carters?

Might be able to trade Maye to Seattle for Russel and can have two Wilsons at QB. 

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2 hours ago, jeremy2020 said:

Would he? He was a bust until the Bills declined his 5th year option then he had about 8 game run where he was good. The Dolphins picked him based on that he had 'turned the corner', but he was... disappointing in Miami especially at the money they gave him. For whatever reason, Houston seems dedicated to ensuring the Miami Dolphins have a solid roster and took Lawson from them...now the talk is he may actually be cut if they can't trade him.

I haven't seen him this offseason, but that doesn't sound promising. It doesn't sound like a guy that deserves a roster spot even with Lawson out. 

Our two starting OLBs right now weigh about as much as a single Ted Washington.  That appeared to be a problem last night.  I think JD drafted them hoping one would pan out, never thinking he'd be faced with starting both.  We need something there and so far, Lawson appears to be the guy who fits the role best that's also available.  What's the harm in a mid-late round pick?

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Sign me up.

(I'd give up both 4th round picks for him too). 

Throughout the previous two season(s) combined...

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Shaq Lawson:

1,055 Defensive Snaps.  

64 Tackles.

10.5 Sacks.

17 Tackles for loss.

18 QB Hurries. 

24 QB Knockdowns. 

36 QB hits. 

53 QB pressures. 

141.5 QB Sacks/Hurries/Knockdowns/Hits/Pressures (combined).

Vs. 

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Carl Lawson

1,180 Defensive Snaps. 

59 Tackles. 

10.5 QB Sacks. 

10 Tackles for loss. 

15 QB hurries.  

41 QB Knockdowns. 

54 QB hits. 

67 QB pressures.  

187.5 QB Sacks/Hurries/Knockdowns/Hits/Pressures (combined).

 

(YouTube won't enable the video but it's worth a watch because this dude is a BEAST and also much better against the run than Carl is).

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I'll let JD JD, but there is no trophy for having the most cap space. 

If they see something I'm sure they pull the trigger.   We've all said it 1000 times, if they can't generate pressure, the D will get carved up.   The Jets FO are also aware lol.  

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Problem is you are dealing with A Houston front office that is delusional regarding value of players that they may be looking to deal. See what they are presumably asking for Watson.

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3 hours ago, nycdan said:

Nasirildeen and Sherwood both weigh about 215 lbs.  

Lawson weighs 260 lbs.

My point?  I don't think we can succeed with two skinny OLBs starting (and let's not assume Cashman will stay healthy for now).

I'd absolutely bring him in for even a 4th rounder.  I'm pretty sure he'd be starting from the minute he walked in, which is more than you can say about a lot of our recent 4th round picks.

They weigh in the 220s as per Saleh

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On 8/28/2021 at 11:33 AM, nycdan said:

Nasirildeen and Sherwood both weigh about 215 lbs.  

Lawson weighs 260 lbs.

My point?  I don't think we can succeed with two skinny OLBs starting (and let's not assume Cashman will stay healthy for now).

I'd absolutely bring him in for even a 4th rounder.  I'm pretty sure he'd be starting from the minute he walked in, which is more than you can say about a lot of our recent 4th round picks.

The LBers in this scheme need to be slender and quick. This is not a 3-4 defense. They need to be able to cover in space and  run sideline to sideline. The scheme matters. 260 lbs is way too big to play LB in this defense.  Arguably the best LB in the league,  Fred Warner,  who plays in a similar defense is 225 lbs. 

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4 minutes ago, docdhc said:

Maybe we can sign Darron Lee to get bigger at the position!

Lees size is a fit for a 4-3 defense.  He just isnt good

220 I think he said 224 is about 6 lbs where you want 4-3 LBs

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