According to various reports, the Houston Texans were busy last night signing 18 undrafted free agents to the roster. On top of the other five names revealed at the beginning of this newsstream, four more names have been made public thanks to Twitter and nepatriotsdraft.com.
The four additional names that have been added to the undrafted class of 2011 are: LSU wide receiver Terrance Toliver, Oklahoma defensive end/tackle Adrian Taylor, West Texas A&M linebacker Bryan Braman, and Virginia linebacker Zane Parr.
Teams are mandated to have 90 players in training camp. What we see here is more bodies at linebacker to keep Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans healthy while Adrian Taylor attempts to crack a new defensive line rotation. The interesting player here, and the one who has fans most excited on Twitter, SBNH, and Battle Red Blog, is Toliver.
At 6'4'' and 211-pounds, Toliver has NFL size with 4.5 speed. The former local high school product had an inconsistent career at LSU, but he was able to show up in big games in 2010 as he was named the most outstanding offensive player at the Cotton Bowl with a three touchdown performance against Texas A&M. He also had a two touchdown game against the Florida Gators as a senior.
With hard work and a little luck, Toliver could make some noise in training camp and is one of the rookies to watch for. Stay tuned for more free agency news and notes.