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HOUSTON The Houston Texans were a bad defensive team in 2021, surrendering 384 yards and 26 points per game. Their scoring defense was sixth-worst in the NFL and only the New York Jets allowed George Odum Jersey
more yards.For the second consecutive season they also struggled to stop the run, coughing up 142 yards each contest. That ranked 31st in the league, ahead of only the Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts Accessories
.But under the stewardship of defensive coordinator-turned-coach Lovie Smith, Houston's defense did make positive strides in creating takeaways. After forcing a league-low nine turnovers in 2020, the Texans created 25 takeaways (tied for 7th-most in the league). was newcomer cornerback Desmond King, who had a team-leading three interceptions.The 5-10 defensive back had a productive first year in Houston after being signed as a free agent from the Tenne see Titans, which could result in King receiving a Shon Coleman Jersey
new contract from general manager Nick Caserio this spring. 2021 SEASON RECAP:Scroll to ContinueKing was one of several players who experienced a position change after spending the first four years of his career as an inside corner. The Texans moved King outside midway through the season, as former coach David Culley cited injuries as the reason in Houston's Week 4 lo s to the Buffalo Bills in October.But eventually Culley moved King back outside, given his aggre sive style. The change resulted in King having his best campaign since his All-Pro season in 2018 with a career Rob Windsor Jersey
-high 93 total tackles (68 solo) and three interceptions in 12 starts.The lone knock King faced in 2021 came during the Texans' Week 8 lo s to the Los Angeles Rams. He mi sed his only game of the year after serving a by Culley. FREE AGENCY OUTLOOK:According to Spotrac, the projected Mike Strachan Jersey
market value for King entering free agency is around $6.8 million.Houston may have to spend more money on King in hopes of keeping their top defensive back.