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Reports: Houston Texans loading up

The AFC South was a division filled with mediocrity in 2015, but the Houston Texans are making the rest of the division aware that they are attempting to become the division leaders for years to come. On Wednesday, with the NFL‘s new year set to begin at 4 p.m. EST, the Texans have agreed to sign former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler and former Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller, according to multiple sources. While the specifics have not yet been made official, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out details of each player’s contract.

Both of these reported deals will help the Texans become relevant — more so than 2015 — and provides two starters that could benefit from playing in Houston while instantly filling holes on the offensive depth chart. 

Osweiler started seven games (played in eight) for the Broncos last season and threw for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, but returning to the bench in the postseason. He was offered upwards of $16 million a year by the Broncos but chose to go to Houston instead.

Miller had a decent season in 2015; running for 872 yards and eight rushing touchdowns which tied his career high. He also had 47 receptions for 397 yards and two touchdowns.

A combination of both Miller and Osweiler should provide the Texans with a passing game that can not only stretch the field but also will keep defenses guessing with short passes out of the backfield. The Texans’ offensive line is sure to open holes large enough for Miller to be a threat, but only time will tell if he can produce to the level of former Texans’ running back Arian Foster.

Stay tuned to Salute Magazine for more details on these two reported deals once they become official.

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