2014 NFL free agency marches merrily along, and the Houston Texans are more than likely going to be making a lot of changes this offseason. Today they began some of the gutting.
First it was reported that Houston had released tight end Owen Daniels, and now they have reportedly waived nickel cornerback, Brice McCain.
McCain, a 6th round pick in 2009, was going to count for $1.75 million against the Texans’ salary cap.
Houston had put some faith in McCain stepping up, signing him to a three-year, $5.25 million deal before the 2013 season, but McCain struggled in pass coverage, and drew the ire of many Texans fans.
Cornerback is one of the positions that the Texans will be looking for some depth as well as finding improvement in this year’s NFL Draft, so the release of McCain isn’t entirely unexpected.
During his five-year career, McCain had 124 tackles (106 solo), five interceptions and one touchdown in 72 games with the Texans.