Texans defense sheds promising prospects
While new to the Houston Texans, Head Coach DeMeco Ryans knows defense. So it stands to reason that players released by the Texans have a chance to be ahead of the learning curve as compared to other players who find themselves looking for a new team.
One such player is DE/OLB Chase Winovich, a veteran pass rusher of four years and who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 250 pounds. While he has had limited success for the Texans, he did manage 5.5 quarterback sacks in each of his first two seasons with the New England Patriots. At 28 years old, he is entering the prime of his NFL playing days:
Other players who are worth a look-see are DT Byron Cowart and DB D'Angelo Ross. Cowart is a 6-foot-3 300-pound versatile defensive lineman who is only 27 years old, and who give the Rams a solid option at nose tackle. He would bring three years of NFL experience, plus a modest but measurable chance at getting after the quarterback as well.
DB D'Angelo Ross is more potential than production, but the 26 year old cornerback did play one season for the New England Patriots in 2021. At 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, he would not add any size or physicality to the Rams defense. Rather, his experience could be valuable if the Rams are overwhelmed with too many young players.