Texans re-sign Myers, lose Brisiel to Raiders

Houston Texans' Chris Myers (55) and Jacoby Jones (12) in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

March 17, 2012 8:51:51 AM PDT
The Texans lost one starting offensive lineman Friday, but got the one they wanted the most re-signed.

Center Chris Myers, the leader of the offensive line, signed a new four-year deal with the Texans worth $25 million with $14 million of that guaranteed.

Good for the Texans for holding on to him. He's one of the best in the league.

On the other side of the coin, the Texans lost starting guard Mike Brisiel Friday to the Oakland Raiders. Brisiel signed a five-year deal with them, so in this offseason in which the Texans had very little cap room, they released starting right tackle Eric Winston and lost Brisiel, but Myers, Duane Brown and Wade Smith are back, and they got Arian Foster under contract. So all things considered, it wasn't as bad as it could have been.