Over the last couple of weeks the Houston Texans have suffered monumental losses via the injury bug on both sides of the ball. Andre Johnson's hamstring injury helped put into motion a trade with the New York Jets to acquire the services of veteran wideout Derrick Mason. WIth Mario Williams' pectoral injury potentially ending his season, should the Texans look to acquire a veteran pass rusher to fill Williams' shoes?
Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole points out that both Miami Dolphins' future Hall-of-Fame sack artist Jason Taylor and Arizona Cardinals trash-talking pass rusher Joey Porter could both be had before Tuesday's trade deadline.
Cole on Taylor:
At 37, he's probably not worth much (fifth-round draft pick, at most) and he might not report if dealt since he went back to Miami to be close to his family, but Taylor can still make plays and it would be nice to see him get another shot at the playoffs after a frustrating career.
Cole on Porter:
If you like over-the-hill, egomaniacal 34-year-old former pass rushers who don't like to play the run, Porter is your man. As sarcastic as that sounded, the mere mention of "pass rusher" is enough to pique the interest of half the general managers in the NFL, especially the many who think their teams are still contending.
Houston currently has placed rookie outside linebacker Brooks Reed in for Mario Williams, in Sunday's game versus Baltimore Reed recorded 6 tackles and a pass deflection.